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    The vet called Elphie an "old lady". At 7 years 3 months. Bless her.

    She's in decent shape, but has lost 200g. (Selene the porker has too, but Se had weight to spare. ) So Elphie is back to being a little on the skinny side at 1.8kg. Her gut motility is fine, no strange lumps or bumps. Her teeth are ok - good for a lop - as always. She has one slight molar spur, which she's had since she was 3 or so, and it's never put her off eating. So the risks of a dental still outweigh the benefits. However, having described her as being a little less mobile and not quite so adventurous, we've decided to up her metacam dosage from 0.4ml to 0.8ml (of the dog metacam.) Basically, she's probably just getting a little arthritic in her old age. Bless her, we've been together for more than 7 years now.

    So all's well for these guys. And I'm relieved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcwrites View Post
    The vet called Elphie an "old lady". At 7 years 3 months. Bless her.

    She's in decent shape, but has lost 200g. (Selene the porker has too, but Se had weight to spare. ) So Elphie is back to being a little on the skinny side at 1.8kg. Her gut motility is fine, no strange lumps or bumps. Her teeth are ok - good for a lop - as always. She has one slight molar spur, which she's had since she was 3 or so, and it's never put her off eating. So the risks of a dental still outweigh the benefits. However, having described her as being a little less mobile and not quite so adventurous, we've decided to up her metacam dosage from 0.4ml to 0.8ml (of the dog metacam.) Basically, she's probably just getting a little arthritic in her old age. Bless her, we've been together for more than 7 years now.

    So all's well for these guys. And I'm relieved.
    My vet calls Tan an old lady at 7 years 9 months She also has Metacam to help with a little bit of Arthritis.

    I think there's something beautifully serene and calm about elderly does.

    I'm glad they're both doing reasonably well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    My vet calls Tan an old lady at 7 years 9 months She also has Metacam to help with a little bit of Arthritis.

    I think there's something beautifully serene and calm about elderly does.

    I'm glad they're both doing reasonably well
    Aw, Tan is only 6 months older than Elphie.

    However, there's beautifully calm and serene elderly does... and then there's Elphie. She's hyperactive and boisterous - especially after metacam.

    Just as the vet was about to leave to get the orthoscope from another room, she jumped straight back in the carrier. The vet said she's still got all her faculties. When she was properly done she divebombed into my chest - front feet on my shoulder, back legs around my abdomen. She's always done that and often, she's vaccinated in that position. Wouldn't change her for the world.
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    Tortoise: Aurora
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcwrites View Post
    Aw, Tan is only 6 months older than Elphie.

    However, there's beautifully calm and serene elderly does... and then there's Elphie. She's hyperactive and boisterous - especially after metacam.

    Just as the vet was about to leave to get the orthoscope from another room, she jumped straight back in the carrier. The vet said she's still got all her faculties. When she was properly done she divebombed into my chest - front feet on my shoulder, back legs around my abdomen. She's always done that and often, she's vaccinated in that position. Wouldn't change her for the world.
    Aha, I see Elphie sounds adorable Tan's only hyperactive when she decides that the mounds of hay are not in the correct place and moves them to where she wants them to be

    Yan, the buck, is 7 years and 3 months. He's more boisterous And so far, touch wood, doesn't seem to have any problems with his joints.

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    Selene is back at the vets at 4.30 today.

    ...it's RHD2 time again. A couple of months after, we discovered the tumour. It's been nearly a year now. She's doing well, but retracting into herself and away from humans a bit.

    Helios will be joining her, and vaccinated with Filivac too. Like Se, I don't think he's as young as we were told. He really looks like a little old man - the moult's not helping!

    Morningstar's due too, so she and Elphie will also be going for the ride. Elphie is meandering along as always. A proper little old lady, albeit a very outgoing one too.
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    Tortoise: Aurora
    Guinea Pigs: Delta & Epsilon (Epsie)
    Gone, but not forgotten: Nessarose, Archimedes, Lelantos, Galinda, Bee, Takumi, Apollo, Iris

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