Why did I euthanize my Miniature Schnauzer Nelson?

I thought that I would share my experience with other dog parents about Nelson, my much loved Miniature Schnauzer of 11 years who I had euthanized about 4 weeks ago. He seemed as healthy as could be until about 6 weeks ago when he started vomiting up his food, was lethargic and very unhappy.

How old is my Schnauzer when his legs tremble?

(Max’s legs used to tremble, but not all the time, but it didn’t bother him). Our Schnauzer Pepper is 16 years old. Adopted him from the pound when he was 9 months old.

How old is Max the Miniature Schnauzer now?

I can imagine what you are going through. My miniature schnauzer, Max, just turned 12 years old; and apart from the past 4 weeks, has been very active and still very puppy-like. The first sign of decline appeared when he began to lose muscular coordination, and his eyesight was not as sharp – almost overnight!

How old is pepper the Schnauzer from the pound?

Our Schnauzer Pepper is 16 years old. Adopted him from the pound when he was 9 months old. He had been abused, broken ribs etc and could not even roll over on his back for a year. A couple of years ago he also began to tremble in his back legs (only when he is standing). Looks like he is quivering but does not affect him.

When to take a Miniature Schnauzer to the hospital?

And if you notice any blood in your dog’s urine, if your dog is having trouble peeing or can’t go at all, it is a medical emergency and you need to get him into a veterinary hospital immediately. Pancreatitis in dogs is a common condition in Miniature Schnauzers that involves an inflammation of the pancreas.

What kind of problems did my Mini Schnauzer have?

My aunt had a mini – schnauzer who had an acute attack early in life. She had chronic pancreatitis for the rest of her life with a handful of acute attacks thrown in. BUT, she lived to be 18. I’m praying for that kind of outcome for your little girl. Do keep us posted on her progress. My mini schnauzer has very simular problems.

(Max’s legs used to tremble, but not all the time, but it didn’t bother him). Our Schnauzer Pepper is 16 years old. Adopted him from the pound when he was 9 months old.

When to take your dog to the vet for a sneeze?

Sudden Bout. If your dog’s sneezing has commenced abruptly and he has been sneezing for over six hours or so but there is no blood in his nasal discharge, you need to book an immediate appointment with your veterinarian. Ideally, your dog should be examined within the next 24 hours.

Why did I put my Schnauzer out of his misery?

In the end, because he couldn’t hold any food down and was completely miserable, I decided, with more agony that you could possibly imagine, that I should put him out of his misery.

What kind of cancer does a miniature schnauzer have?

He had a very large tumor in his liver and he stopped wanting to eat, which was exceedingly rare for him. He was having good days and bad days but the last week was hard. He was drinking a lot and his belly was extended and hard like he was bloated. When he ate any food, he walked around like he was in distress.

When to know if your miniature schnauzer is sick?

Much too often, pet parents don’t recognize the warning signs or symptoms of a sick dog until the disease is in more advanced stages. With early diagnosis & treatment, you could save your dog from pain and suffering not to mention save you Miniature Schnauzer’s life. Prevention after all, is the best medicine.

How old is Heidi the spayed Miniature Schnauzer?

Heidi, a three-year-old female spayed, miniature schnauzer, presented with sudden onset of very bloody diarrhea. Heidi came in about 5 p.m.

What causes high triglycerides in a miniature schnauzer?

Miniature Schnauzers are prone to high blood levels of triglyceride, and cholesterol levels are also sometimes elevated, especially in more advanced disease. In general, high levels of fats in the blood are usually due to the recent eating of a fatty meal or to metabolic diseases but they can also be caused by a defect in lipid (fat) metabolism.

What kind of pancreatitis does a miniature schnauzer have?

Miniature Schnauzers are predisposed to pancreatitis and have the highest prevalence of this disease (Lewis 2007, Mori et al 2010). Lewis (2007) reported that, in a survey of in-patients at a chain of veterinary hospitals in the USA during 2006, 92 of 15,765 Miniature Schnauzers were found to have pancreatitis.