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HempHead
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
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chinhoyang



BCs are the best dogs on the planet. I pray for your comfort, and for your memories, brother. She looked like a real beauty.


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Dawgirl
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
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Kitties have never been my thing, but I wish that anyone who shares their love with them will get the same relief and connection when the time comes


I love dogs and cats. Both are wonderful animals that give unconditional love. And that is all that matters.


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liz18lsu
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
I am in tears


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Kentucker
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
I lost my 18-year-old Rat Terrier, Jacky, two weeks ago. She had entered that cycle of good day, bad day but seemed to be hanging on. Her vet was watching her health closely and was advising me about when the end was coming. My loving little pet had a seizure in the middle of the night and passed on, sparing me the heartache of having to decide when to take the necessary step of euthanasia.

Be strong. It's super tough to part with them but their love is well worth having them. No length of time seems long enough.



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jdd48
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
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I have a 17 year old lab, he has trouble getting up after laying down. He can’t hold in his pee/crap very well anymore and I’m afraid he’s in more pain than I realize. Tried giving him meds the vet gave us but they don’t seem to be working. How do you decide when the time comes?


I think when they can't move much at all on their own, look completely lost, or stop eating, it's time.

We lost our 15 year old Boston Terrier after he stopped eating and looked lost about 2 and a half years ago. We had him before we even had the kids. I still get emotional about it to this day.
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gatorsimz
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
Went through this recently. My cat was 2.5 years old with a deteriorating disease so it was really hard making the decision. I kept thinking that I was giving up on her since she was so young. She had 3 crashes over a year and the last one really took a lot out of her. The vet told us that when she would no longer eat, it was time. Until that time I did all I could, but eventually she stopped eating and continued to lose weight.

You will no doubt have some type of regret either way. I do feel at peace knowing I didn’t let her final days escalate to a point where she was suffering in pain or having seizures. I scheduled an in home euthanasia and asked God to just let her not suffer until the tech could make it to my house and put her away peacefully. The tech gave her a sedative before the euthanasia that is supposed to feel like a big glass of wine. I got to hold her while she peacefully passed.

If you have other pets, I’d suggest an in home euthensia. Pet companions should have closure just like us.


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225bred
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
Stop making me cut onions


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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
Wow, a thread where all are on target and no flip responses. Pets do develop close relationships and it is difficult to do the right thing when the pet looses its hygiene capability


Lithium
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
My boy Rocky turns 14 this year and he is really aging. I'm so dreading making this decision. Good Luck


liz18lsu
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
Lith, was a cat person but Hank is snoring next to me now. He is such a great dog. When he goes, frick...


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225bred
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
This one hit home tonight & feels oddly serendipitous.

I’m taking my 16 year old dog to the vet tomm morning for a quarterly check up.
Always makes me nervous.


liz18lsu
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
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225bred


What’s the name?


Lithium
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
Rocky is 13, Rex(Born on Mardi Gras) is 10. Both toy poodles of the lithettes that I got when they went off to LSU. They are great. I know I spoil the hell out of them (They both are sporting Coach Collars) but they are always so excited to see me when I get home.
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liz18lsu
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
Yeah, I still miss kitties, but Hank’s excitement everyday is pretty awesome!


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225bred
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
I don’t want to give my dogs name.

Too personal to post, too irl related
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LSUChamps03
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
Timely thread. I’m sorry you’re facing this, and I’m with you. I’m having to bring one of the sweetest, most playful dogs I’ve ever seen to be put to rest tomorrow.

He’s a 14 year old Jack Russell who has advancing dementia. He’s developed all of the classic symptoms over the past month and isn’t himself. The vet told me two weeks ago that it’s not too soon to do it, that his quality of life is gone.

I’ve been crying the last two hours knowing what I’m doing tomorrow. I look at his lil face and it destroys me.


Porkchop Express
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
Hang in there.

Just try to focus on right now, and not tomorrow.


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Duffnshank
Member since Jan 2019
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
I’m sorry to hear that, I’m not sure if you saw the video that was posted but it did bring a little comfort to this process. I hope it does the same for you.


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Cold Drink
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
General rule of thumb is if they have trouble eating/drinking or going to the bathroom. If it gets to that point then you need to do the compassionate thing.


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Pico de Gallo
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re: When do you know it’s time to put a pet down?
It's time.


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