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A difficult decision :(

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Majestic Mayhem, Jan 6, 2008.


  1. Majestic Mayhem

    Majestic Mayhem PetForums Senior

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    Just where does dignity end?

    We are seriously thinking about our eldest dogs future. He's sound in mind but not in body. It hurts so see him so frail and unable to do the things he used to do.

    Due to a spinal problem he has more or less lost control of his toileting and is unsteady on his hind legs, he is drinking water constantly, which, to me indicates a possible kidney problem?

    There is no chance of him improving although he sometimes "perks" up a bit, but he'll continue to deteriorate as the days pass by :(

    Carol is gonna call our vet tomorrow, get his opinion but I think we all know we have to make that difficult decision! :'(
     
  2. colliemerles

    colliemerles PetForums VIP

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    my heart goes out to you all, we all hate it as our beloved pets get older and sadly there health isnt as it should be,, please let us know what happens, and as Darren has said we know you will do whats best for the dog,,,
     
  3. Debbie

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    Sorry you have to make this decision but you know when the time comes that you are doing what is best and letting them go with some dignity is always the best way to go in my eyes.
     
  4. Solitaire

    Solitaire PetForums Junior

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    It's always a hard decision, I had to make it last year with one of my old girls :( My vet said to me it was the only way to repay all the unconditional love they give us.

    Will be thinking of you tomorrow
     
  5. Vixie

    Vixie PetForums VIP

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    sorry to hear about your beloved dog :(, its never easy even when you know its the right decision
     
  6. hammy hamster

    hammy hamster PetForums Newbie

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    Very sorry to hear about what you're going through. But like somebody else said I'm certain that you have you're pet's best interests at heart.

    A very difficult one ! been through it.

    Please let us know how you get on.
     
  7. jobrian

    jobrian PetForums Junior

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    My heart and thoughts are with you :(
     
  8. Eolabeo

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    So very sorry to hear this news, Such a difficult decision to make :(
    My heart goes out to you all x :(
     
  9. Oh God! I am dreading something like this ............
     
  10. nici

    nici PetForums Senior

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    so sorry to here that :( our thoughts are with you
     
  11. Lisa M

    Lisa M PetForums Member

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    My thoughts are with you too. :(:(
     
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