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Offline Kes1968

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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2018, 01:16:32 PM »
Well we went to the vet this morning and I was pleased because the vet said that given his age heís doing ok, he mentioned that he could have cushings disease but they would need to do a blood test to confirm that and he wasnít convinced that the injection that the previous vet gave him was much use,( for the arthritis) but theyíre going to contact the previous vet to see what they gave him,( I only know it was an anti inflammatory drug),  heís had his necessary jabs  today as they were out of date. We have to go back in four weeks for the rest. Regarding his legs he said they would need to do MRI and it might mean spinal decompression but the results arenít always good and it can make things worse, but on the face of it, I was happy that the vet said heís ok, all things considered. Phew !!
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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2018, 06:52:24 PM »
That sounds positive  :hug: xx
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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2018, 09:43:03 PM »
He certainly seems more proactive than the vet we saw in Newquay before we moved!!

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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2018, 10:30:42 PM »
A good vet is so valuable. I'm very lucky with my current vet.  I know of others whose vets have been so bad it's given their dogs a phobia of going to the vets!!  Obviously a case of some people in the occupation for the wrong reasons! xx
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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2018, 10:49:58 AM »
Iíd heard good reviews about the vets at pets at home before so I was happy to try them out, Iíll definitely stay with them now after such a positive first visit, one lady who was waiting was moaning about the prices but I thought theyíd werent  too bad at all really, £51 for consultation and first course of vaccinations, Iíve paid more in the past!! I suppose it depends what theyíre coming in for! Itís all relative . I felt the vet was very proactive and thorough in his examination ( the previous vet didnít hardly touch harry let alone examine him !! Harry bit him on a previous visit and after that the vet was reluctant to go too near him, a vet ffs itís surely hazards of the job!! 😂😂
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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2018, 09:41:56 AM »
Came home yesterday from work to find soiling all around the hall and lounge, harry had to be bathed and Iíve ordered a carpet washer and steam cleaner for the laminate floors. Woke this morning to find heíd soiled himself in his sleep 😢😢 not the first time, what should I do? Is it fair to keep him going like this? Heís pretty good at weeing on the pads I leave for him when I go to work but it was such a mess yesterday, am I being cruel keeping him when heís like this, people say Iíll know when itís time but will I ? Heís my only companion at home, I donít know if I can bear to be without him
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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2018, 02:11:39 PM »
It's such a hard call  :sad:  I really feel for you  :cry:
I found it hard to make the call with my last dog, she started to collapse and soil herself.  How is he in himself?  Is it distressing him? Can you have a chat with the vet? Xx
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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2018, 02:32:13 PM »
Weíre due to see the vet on Thursday so Iíll discuss the euthanasia then  . I was talking to my neighbor about it and she said that if the quality of life is affected as I believe it is then I should approach it with the vets

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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2018, 06:17:53 PM »
Heís not eaten at all today but has drunk some water, seems restless , I think Iíve made my decision

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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2018, 08:32:06 PM »
Sorry to hear about your dog but when they start doing as you say the kindest thing is to let them go....its always so sad to let them go but you have looked after great and he has had a lovely life with ya. One of our dogs ended up in a similar way and you could tell she was distressed when she had an accident...not that we were bothered but she had always gone outside etc and I'm sure she wondered what was happening (she probably thought she was being bad as she'd never done it in the house before)
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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2018, 08:46:13 PM »
 :rainbow: :rainbow: thanks for the kind messages everyone, itís heartbreaking but o know what I have to do, really going to miss my little pal 😢😢😢

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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2018, 08:50:10 PM »
Heís eaten his dinner tonight but only the one small meal today, heís been quite restless and whimpering on and off , panting too, pain? Distressed? I donít know, but Iím convinced Iíve made the right decision this time, Iíll talk to the vet this week , I think Iíll probably go ahead with it fairly soon , probably after Iíve spoken with vet on Thursday,
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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2018, 10:43:39 AM »
Weíve got an appointment with the vet tomorrow at 330. I was crying on the phone to the receptionist, when I was telling her about Harry, I feel so awful but I love him so much and I canít bear to think he might be suffering and I know itís the kindest thing I can do for him if itís necessary, just so bloody hard . The receptionist said that it might be the best thing if heís constantly incontinent, which he is more or less and I told her about the mess I came home to in Friday and that I didnít think it was fair on Harry to stay that way , also soiling himself in his sleep 😢😢 heís been doing this for a while and I think Iíve just been putting off the inevitable
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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2018, 01:51:38 PM »
It does sound like its time, and you're doing the kindest thing for him. Its still an act of love, they look to us to help them  :hug:  spend time with him, and think maybe you can do something nice in the garden in memory for him?
So hard, be gentle with yourself  :hearts: xx
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Re: Sad news, got to have dog put to sleep
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2018, 02:19:44 PM »
It does sound like its time, and you're doing the kindest thing for him. Its still an act of love, they look to us to help them  :hug:  spend time with him, and think maybe you can do something nice in the garden in memory for him?
So hard, be gentle with yourself  :hearts: xx
can you send me the link for the lady who makes the animals that  can put his ashes in ? Xxx 😢😢😢

Itís ok emz Iíve found your message with the details, Iíll message the lady tomorrow
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