Re: Article on dementia

Home Forums Dementia and old age discussion Article on dementia Re: Article on dementia

#11450

Marisa
Member

Hi Ettaariane – that is great news indeed for Dusky, unfortunately you can get a misdiagnosis with vets sometimes…Maggie definitely has dementia but she had an episode of heavy panting & lethargy and our normal vet thought it was pneumonia even after xrays and a dose of antibiotics – they then suggested we go and see a specialist as they thought her heart was also a little enlarged too (she has had heart problems in the past).

We rushed her to the specialist vet and they wanted to do more xrays as the other ones weren’t very clear….. lungs all good (?) Heart all good (?) but they had concerns about her lower spine and sciatica. She was diagnosed with a degenerative spinal disease and is now on anti – inflammatory tablet once a day.

It sounds you might have gotten out of this cheaply….we ended up with a $1600 vet bill (lucky for pet insurance)

Good Luck