Had to put down one of our dogs :(

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Today is not a great day for me. One of the dogs we have had to be put down due to muscular damage to one of his legs causing him to be unable to use it. He also had symptoms of osteoarthritis. The vet also suspected something else was going on since he had lost a lot of weight since the last checkup. This is the first animal I've ever had to have put down and it feels pretty awful. But in the end it was the right thing to do.

R.I.P Hector.

 

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Yes, it does feel awful to put down a dog. Especially if you have had it for a long time.

But you did do the right thing. It sickens me to see dogs with very evident problems that are in pain just because the owners don't want to let go. I've had to put down three dogs now, and each was a friend. So...

I know that feel Brah.
 
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Thanks guys. It is a very strange feeling. I'm obviously very sad about losing him only eight years old but as you've guys said you can't keep them around of selfish reasons. So in that respect I feel in peace with the decision but still it isn't easy. Helps to still have another dog at home at least.
 

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[QUOTE="Beast of Bourbon, post: 5782583]When my EX GF's dog had to be put down it was pretty shattering for me........
....because i had to dig the hole for that fat fucker.
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lol i had to do the same, but i also had to shoot it. screw paying money to have someone else do it
 

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Never easy to lose a pet :( my cat had to be put down just before christmas, we had her for over 10 years so it felt really strange not seeing her around.
 

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I've had two dogs put down and both of those days have been very sad days. Only later have I realized how much I really miss those little fellas and how important they were to me. I feel your pain mate :/
 

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[QUOTE="Funeralfog, post: 5782605]lol i had to do the same, but i also had to shoot it. screw paying money to have someone else do it[/QUOTE]

Shooting your own dog.....I could not do that.

[QUOTE="spyrde, post: 5782675]I've had two dogs put down and both of those days have been very sad days. Only later have I realized how much I really miss those little fellas and how important they were to me. I feel your pain mate :/[/QUOTE]

Same here, my biggest regret was staying away from my dog the day he was being put down. I knew what was going to happen so I just ignored him and I didn't even have a proper goodbye.
 

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I had to get get my dog put down years ago, he was 13 and slept in my room with me. I still shed a tear to this day as I really miss him. I have another dog now and he is 6 years old. I hope he lives for a long while as I cant imagen losing him too.
 

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I've always bought a new dog ever time I had to put one down. It keeps the cycle going, and while I feel for the lost dog, I'm happy about the new dog.

Its just how I do it.
 

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im sorry to hear i had to put down my dog angel too about 8 yrs ago she was really sick and my other dog rocky died 5 yrs ago due to sickness i miss my dogs i literally grew up with them :(
 

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Fuck man, I'm really sorry to hear and I pretty much have the exact same dog breed you have too. Curly haired and white. I hope you re-cover, because I don't think I could do it.
 

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I had a cat put down, Marigold...we'd had her for about 15 years but she got cancer. Was really sad. Then about a year later our second cat greeted me on the doorstep as I was leaving for work, she looked ROUGH as, clearly really sick, but I had to go to work. I was going to take her to the vet when I got home. I didn't see her that night, despite banging the catfood tin which usually had her racing to me. 2nd day went by, then on the 3rd I went looking for her. Eventually found her under the house dead...that fucking sucked....

Sorry for your loss.
 

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[QUOTE="Dave-The-Rave, post: 5782691]Shooting your own dog.....I could not do that.



Same here, my biggest regret was staying away from my dog the day he was being put down. I knew what was going to happen so I just ignored him and I didn't even have a proper goodbye.[/QUOTE]

it was the hardest goddamn thing i've ever had to do.
 

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Thankfully when my dog died it was down to old age but it broke my heart so much when Deano passed away.

People who haven't ever had a dog in their life can't probably think of them as anything else but as a pet but once you've had one in your life you know they are much more than that, they're like a part of your family. I very rarely called my dog a pet as he felt like much more than that, still don't think I'm ready for another one just yet.

Enough of me rambling on though. Really sorry to hear about your loss, I doubt my words mean much but I know how bad you can potentially be feeling
 

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Sorry for the loss man. It is very hard but sometimes it is just the right thing to do. I can relate to you for sure. I had to put down my boxer named Bear about 4 years ago. It was a very difficult time for me because he just had the most unique personality and honestly was like my kid. He slept in the bed with me every night and picked up on anything I taught him. Unfortunately as boxers are prone to he got cancer and started having seizures. After signs just got worse I just had to have him put down. It was a hard to do but it is better to send them on their way than let them suffer. I hate to hear that man. Keep your head up.
 

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Damn man, I feel for you bro...Recently, the cats at my grandmother's house had to be given away to a (paid) cat shelter since she had to move out. Those cats grew with me from 98. I was only 8 back then and now they're nearly 14 so they don't have much time left. I know they're not dead but it sickens me to think about them and how hard it was to let them go.
 
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Thats rough man, sorry to hear that. My dog is nearing his end right now so i can sympathize. he was a lil cutie.
 

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Tut, if you want to talk or vent just PM me man. I have an intense love for dogs, and one of ours just recently died in my arms (golden retriever, 12 years old) while playing with her.

So I'm here for you. I feel your pain.
 

Brandon

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That really sucks, dude. I know the feeling. :/ Haven't gotten a new dog since my last died after 14 years.
 

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Sorry for your loss. I know all too well, as my best friend (Harvey The Cat) our baby for 11 years was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago and this past Tuesday, we made the decision to send him off to Heaven. He was the nicest cat I've ever had in my life and was like a child to my wife. He was in our arms the whole time as the wonderful Doctor sat with us and saw him off. It's sad, but we have to realize that that is the natural progression of their accelerated lives. All living things die in the end. There's nothing we can do about it. What's important is that we give them a wonderful loving life for as long as we're together and see to it that they don't suffer at the very end. Oddly enough, it's really much more dignity that we show to our pets, than is shown for many people! So don't dwell on it, look forward to the day when you may have another pet to love and next time around, you'll appreciate the brevity of life and appreciate it much more each time in the future. Until eventually we die, and then perhaps we'll all be together again!