The pheromones the vet wanted to try for Zush’s canine dementia weren’t working.
It has not been fun.
They called us to give us another option for her: three mg.of Melatonin. Yes, Melatonin. Sure it allegedly helps humans sleep, but it has to build up in the system. Another hoot is the vet said to give it to her thirty minutes before bedtime. I seriously wonder about this vet who I like. I really wonder if he knew anyone , canine or human, who ever had dementia. I kind of want to go up to him and remind him that this is my second time at the dementia rodeo, with the score human, one, and canine, one. I know book learning is one thing, but hands on, including everyone’s lack of sleep, is different.
If you have any experience with melatonin with pups, please let me know, ok? I need all the help I can get. Keep holding good thoughts for us.
My Zusher always was a fresh air type of girl.
She loves cooler weather and walking in the snow. Now, since the canine dementia diagnosis, she seems to crave our back deck. The rain stopped, so she’s been laying out there sleeping. I go and check on her every ten minutes or so, but I figure she’s happy for now.
Keep a good thought for the Zusher as she travels down this road with me.
My heart is in my throat as I write this, as I know the road I am on.
I have been on this before, but for my parents. Now I am on this for my Zosia.
She has been doing ok, outside of me trying out different ways to get her medicine in her. Today was different:today she was whining. She has the cataracts, God willing next month she turns 15, and after reading a ton of stuff on line, I think she has the canine version of dementia. We have a vet visit scheduled, but, as I said, I know this road. I have been here before. Each time has taken a piece of my heart.
I am hanging in for Zush. She has been there for me from day one. I am blessed to have her in my life and will be with her for ALL of hers.