We have a 3.5 yr old Black Lab, who we've just learned has both ACL joints in rear legs (knees) blown out. Surgery is possible, but cost is prohibitive. (we're told $7K+) Dog is otherwise in good health. (no continence issues or anything) Vet predicts pain can be managed with meds 2 - 3 time a week, but this dog is a ball of energy, and despite his knees, will run full tilt when given the chance, and then suffers incredibly as a result. If the dog were another 7 or 8 years older, we'd do our best to manage pain until the point where quality of life was no longer there, then send him to that Great Doghouse In The Sky. However, being this one is barely out of puppyhood, we are looking at all options. We're considering a doggie 'wheelchair', which will allow him mobility, without additional wear & tear on the ACL joints. In the house he'd be free to roam on four legs, however when in the yard, or at the dog park, we're thinking this might give him good quality of life, reduce the chances of further injury, and extend the dog's life in a meaningful way.
Just wondering if there is anyone out there who has used a similar item with their dog, and their opinion of them. Are they a good option, or is it just prolonging the animal's suffering? My wife and I do not want the dog to suffer unduly, but are loath to simply put him down, at such a young age.
Any (polite) advice for or against the doggie wheelchair would be appreciated. Tks...4 AnswersDogs1 decade ago
Drummers have a rep for being the crazy ones in the group, and history somewhat bears that out. Who is your favourite?
I have many I like; Neil Peart, John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Dave Grohl...
If I had to pick one though, it would be Keith Moon. The man's drumming defined the band's sound. They were never the same after he went to The Great Beyond. Unfortunately his madness behind a drum kit extended in to his personal life. He, like John Bonham after him, died at the age of 32. WAY too young.2 AnswersPolls & Surveys1 decade ago
Checked out the local motorcycle show yesterday. I currently own three bikes, with my primary ride being a Harley Fat Boy. I've considered upgrading to a Harley Street Glide, but was impressed with the new Victory Cross Country. Any former Harley owners out there, who have made the switch? If so, what prompted the leap to a different brand? Any regrets? If so, how come? Not looking for flak from Harley fanatics. I own one. You'd be preaching to the converted. Just want to hear from folks who chose to leave the Church of Harley, and if they're happy with their decision. TKS6 AnswersMotorcycles1 decade ago