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After everything we've been through with him, we really thought after each medical problem cropped up we could fix them. We fixed so many things wrong with him due to bad breeding and eventually we just had to say enough was enough and let him go. He broke a bone in his foot, and was in tremendous pain.

They would have needed to operate again to put pins in and it appears that it was a never ending battle. There is no reason in the world why he should have broken a bone in his foot. It's possible he has a degenerative bone disease that is causing all his bones to weaken and not be as strong as they should. The ortho specialist advised that his ACL's were weak and having had the hip replacement was making him feel better enough to cause other problems to show up (we thought he had torn one at one point and had to take him in because he was 3 legged lame on it). We have no doubt in our minds that had he made it to the second hip replacement they would have likely both given out and needed surgery. It wasn't an issue when he couldn't run and play, but once he could it was only a matter of time. Even restricted.

We tried so hard to give him some happy times amongst all the pain, and he had the best temperament through it all. This was the first time he just couldn't take the pain anymore. He laid in the vets office and closed his eyes, he was tired of it all just as we were and it was time to say goodbye and let him go. His body just wasn't built to hold up. I feel so guilty that we put him through the hip replacement and all the rehab only to have it end like this. We convinced ourselves we could fix everything wrong with him but things just kept happening.

Thank you everyone for all the advice and support over the past 8 months. He left us with what feels like an empty house (even with 4 other dogs :( )

I have never had to put down a dog so young, barely 16 months old. I have only put down seniors. It was one of the hardest things we've had to do and I hope we never have to do it again.
 

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You worked tremendously to help him out during his short time. So sorry to hear of your loss.
 

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Run Strong and Free Kodi !!!
Condolences to you and yours my friend ...
 

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I am so very sorry :( Run free now sweet boy
 

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Oh Rerun I am so very sorry.:hugs: Rio was 16 months when we had to put him down so I know exactly how you feel. It is not fair to have to do that to one so young. They have hardly lived and time with them is so short. I too hope to never have to do that again and I hope no one else here ever has to go thru that pain.

Run pain free now sweet baby, there is another baby boy named Rio who is waiting to play with you.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. Kodi was close to my boy's age, I would be heartbroken and devestated without him. I cant even begin to imagine how you are feeling at this time. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Run free sweet Kodi. :teary:
 

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I'm so sorry- I know it was a miserable decision. Try not to feel guilty, you were doing the best for him and he knew that.
 

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I am so very sorry :((
 

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Geez, tragic news.....but like others have said you gave him a great life for the short time he had and you should feel proud of that....a tough decision
but a selfless one! So sorry.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. He's finally out of pain, possibly for the first time. It is so hard to let them go when they let us know it's time.
 

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ReRun, I am at a loss of words. Saying I'm sorry doesn't seem to quite convey what I am feeling. Try to remember the good times, cherish the memories and know in your soul that you did everything you could have done for him. He'll be waiting for you, running proud and free. I'm just so terribly sorry.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss.
 

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What a tough decision you had to make. Obviously there was something going on that couldn't be fixed but at the bridge he is whole again:)
 

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My heart truly aches with the thought of your loss.

Run with out pain now Kodi! Find those who have gone before you!
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. As others have said, there are no words strong enough to convey how we feel when another person loses their dear doggie friend. Just know you made the right decision and I am sure Kodi knows how much you loved him.

Run free Kodi!
 

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:halogsd:I am so sorry for your loss
 
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