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Hangover Haven
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Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
and have another dog in the house....

Had to put my lab, of 14 years, down monday, and our other lab, who's 12, is freaking out... He's constantly looking for her and has not been eating.

Just wanted to know if anyone has experienced this, and how long did the dog take to realize this his new norm and get back to being himself again..?


I hunted with that dog a good 10 years, and Monday was one of the saddest days of my life...



celltech1981
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
I went and got my dog another dog. Sorry for your loss. I'm dreading the day I have to do it.


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puse01
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
Put the other dog down. Problem solved....


Carson123987
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
scared this will happen soon. we have a female thats 8 and a male thats 3. he LOVES the female and hates doing anything without her. if we leave her outside he sits at the door until we let her in. don't know how hes gonna take it when the time comes


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High C
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
I had a dachshund that was already about six when we got our lab. They were together for about four years before we had to put the dachshund down. Lab acted a little strange/withdrawn for about a week, then was back to normal. She never stopped eating.


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Sao
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...

You have to talk to him. Let him know she's in a better place and all part of God's plan. He'll eat some casserole or from the KFC buckets soon enough. Let him grieve.


Epic Cajun
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
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Put the other dog down. Problem solved....


This would be my recommendation.


AncientTiger
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
I'm sorry for your loss fella. Put my Golden down July 2017, still miss him everyday.

I feel your living pup will be fine in a few days -


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SeeeeK
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
Nope, not reading


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DavidTheGnome
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
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This would be my recommendation.



Yep


So now our pets have pets?


Kentucker
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
So sorry for your loss. I have a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old, Rat Terriers. They're going strong right now but their meds run about $250/month.


chinhoyang
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
My Belgian Malinois died (found him dead one a.m.) when my Border Collie was about a year old. The BC loved the Malinois. I wrapped the Malinois in his favorite blanket and buried him.

The Border Collie would dig down to the blanket, and lay on the blanket. And, she was very very adamant about doing it repeatedly. I finally how to put a mount of heavy outdoor furniture on the grave.

It was heartbreaking to see the dog missing her buddy.


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LSUJML
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
I think it depends on the dog, some are ok within a week or 2 & others will not do well without a companion.

I’m sorry for your loss, it sucks to lose a beloved pet.


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bigrob385series
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
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how long did the dog take to realize this his new norm and get back to being himself again..? 

may take months.sorry to hear about this,but when our 15 y.o. dog died, our other one didn't eat for days and was depressed for a while...even got a new puppy and that didn't go over well.


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MrLarson
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
You should have made the 12 yr old watch you shoot the 14 yr old. Mofo wouldn't step out of line for shite.

Remember this next time.


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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
Long time ago we had an older dog die. The younger one grieved for weeks. We finally got a puppy so she had a companion again.


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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
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He's constantly looking for her and has not been eating.


Is he watching the food dish? Sometimes they leave food hoping the other dog will come back for it.


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MsHoghunter
Member since Oct 2017
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[quote]So sorry for your loss. I have a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old, Rat Terriers. They're going strong right now but their meds run about


I have 12yr old Rat Terrier with diabetes and Cushings Disease.Her meds also run about $250 mo. I have to give her an insulin shot twice a day. Nonetheless, she's a great dog.



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ctiger69
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
We ended up with another dog that lived in our backyard with our dog. We got an older Rottweiler. They both were bums with each other. It seemed like they ignored each other and just tolerated each other for four years. We moved into another house that did not have a fence so we kept the dogs at our old house. We would feed them once a day and they would both greet us but no barking and not over excited to see us. Well, the old Rottweiler died and the next day we went to feed our old dog who was now alone. He was running in circles, crying, barking up a storm like he has not seen us in forever. I have never seen him act like that before. Apparently, the old Rott was way more of a companion than we ever could have known. We packed him up that night and he became an indoor dog at our new home. We started a completely new norm for him and he adjusted.

You might have to get another dog.


Pico de Gallo
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re: Dog Owners who had to put their dogs down...
Had a relative that had to put their 15yo dog down due to her biting people randomly and not being able to control her bowels. Smaller dog in the residence stopped eating, would hide, etc. They went and bought two smaller dogs around the same age.

Older dog perked up for a little bit, passed away a few months later. The daughter found him near the mantle during Christmas


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