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01-18-2014 05:13 PM
Chip18 So sorry to hear but it sounds like it was time to say good bye
01-18-2014 04:21 PM
mego So sorry for your loss, it's really sweet you're burying her in the garden she loves. This brought tears to my eyes . Shes running free and hotspotless somewhere right now I'm sure
01-18-2014 03:00 PM
FrankieC Very sorry for your loss! RIP sweet girl
01-18-2014 02:20 PM
Brando & Julietta's Dad So sorry to hear your loss. You gave her a good full life. Its always tough to say goodbye, no matter the age or circumstance. I'm sure she knows she was very loved.
01-18-2014 10:10 AM
Loneforce You did all you could and gave her a great life. I am sorry for your loss
01-18-2014 10:07 AM
SuperG
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Originally Posted by mcmanusf View Post
We went to the vet this morning. She had lost 8kg in the 2 months. I didn't realise it would be so much. He couldn't do anything for her. The first thing he said about her was she was so cold which I had noticed before. It was time to let her go. She was sedated and then put yo sleep. We brought her home and we are going to bury her in the spot in the garden she loved and could see everything. Heartbroken she is gone but relieved she is not suffering.

So sorry.....

So glad you had so much time with her over all the years, it's so tough to say goodbye but you did an honorable selfless act for your furry gal when she needed you the most.

My heart goes out to you,

SuperG
01-18-2014 09:59 AM
mcmanusf We went to the vet this morning. She had lost 8kg in the 2 months. I didn't realise it would be so much. He couldn't do anything for her. The first thing he said about her was she was so cold which I had noticed before. It was time to let her go. She was sedated and then put yo sleep. We brought her home and we are going to bury her in the spot in the garden she loved and could see everything. Heartbroken she is gone but relieved she is not suffering.
01-17-2014 11:16 PM
45yearsofGSDs My sincere and heartfelt sympathy. We do often times prolong their problems for our own selfishness. God only knows I've had to do it more than enough times. But my advice, from one owner to another, would be to take a chance with one more vet. Sometimes we need more than a second, third or even fourth opinion! Maybe, just maybe... If it turns into a consensus of opinions, that's one thing. But if you happen to find a vet that even says, well, maybe. But, in my opinion, when your pet's quality of life goes to zero from the life you provided for them - which on a scale of 1 - 10 was probably a 12?

'Nough said!
01-17-2014 07:26 PM
OriginalWacky
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Originally Posted by BroncoK View Post
No one can say for you when it is time. Only you and your sweet girl can do that. I read somewhere, I think it was on another forum, that once her dog was no longer excited to go for a walk, which was her MOST favorite thing to do, then it was time. I think that if this is weighing on your conscience, I would pray and wait until you are comfortable with your decision. Getting old is not for sissies. My parents Viszla mix was 16 when she passed. It is very painful to watch. Prayers and hugs to you and yours.
The thing about letting it be based one that one thing is that sometimes they still WANT to do things, but it's still time. I base it one three things (more or less). One, does the dog still want to eat? Two, does the dog still want to do activities that it normally likes? Three, can the dog's pain and issues be controlled comfortably with medication? If the answer to two of those is no, then it's time to talk it over with your vet, who can help you decide. Ultimately it is up to you, but you must do what is best for the dog.

It's hard. It hurts like heck. You'll probably wonder if you made the right choice, many many times. But it does eventually get easier/better and you'll be able to remember the good times more than the bad. Many hugs going out to you while you go through this tough part.
01-17-2014 06:15 PM
Lilie The most difficult decision for any animal owner is when to let them go. It's never easy. Perhaps a visit with the vet might help you on this journey. They can help access her condition and provide some options for you, if any are available for her.

Big hugs.
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