Putting down a beloved dog
Originally Posted by memtb Originally Posted by Morewood I imagine just about everybody here has had to put down a beloved pet at one point in their life.
How did you do it? The time is fast approaching to where I have to make that decision and it tortures my soul.
Next to losing a dear friend or a close relative there’s nothing else as painful. I wish that I could tell you how to prepare….but I have no answer! memtb
There is no answer Big Buddy, if I were God, Dogs would live as long as, then be buried with their owners!
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#13739837 – 1 hour ago Re: Putting down a beloved dog [ Re: Morewood ] Joined: Aug 2011
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NW Missouri I’ve had to have it done several times. Hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I always kept hoping they would pass on their own but that didn’t happen.
Just take some comfort in knowing that they depend on you to do the right thing when they can’t. In nature, the old and sick animals go off on their own to die but we don’t let that happen.
#13739848 – 1 hour ago Re: Putting down a beloved dog [ Re: Huntz ] Joined: Aug 2013
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Hilham, TN Originally Posted by Huntz Originally Posted by HilhamHawk This is the one I had to put down. This was when she was in her prime, which is the way I prefer to remember her. Her name was Sheba.
What kind of dog is that.I have one that looks very similar to that.It was a rescue dog
She was just a mutt that I grabbed out of a box of puppies that someone abandoned at church, so don’t really know. Closest breed I ever found to her was Nova Scotian Retriever. I didn’t even realize she had a bobbed tail until I got her home, and just always assumed that it had been bobbed in some kind of accident. When she had her 1st litter of puppies, I realized that it was genetic. The puppies varied from full tail, to half tail, to nub, to one not even having enough to clamp over his butthole.
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Gillette, Wyoming I take mine to the vet. I live in a subdivision, not a ranching scenario. I feel that it is civil and calm and allows the pet to go peacefully. They do not mind going to the vet though. I have dispatched a cat or two myself, but my dogs I take to the vet. It seems right and compassionate. It definitely is not a fun thing to go through.
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Posts: 68 Had to put down my best buddy a few years ago. 130lb. GSD that was the best pup out of a litter from our two previous GSD’s. He was utterly loyal, would stay right near me while I worked around the farm, only go for a drink or food when I did. Didn’t let anyone come up to me unless I told him it was ok. Even made the tax assessor call me for an appointment. 😄
He started going blind at three years old(pannus), and became unpredictable. Would not allow us to use 5e steroid drops in his eyes. Grabbed my SIL’s arm when she came over to the house one day, bruised her pretty good, but didn’t draw blood. She was too loud and waving her arms around, set him off- a little. Lucky. I wound up putting him down later that week, as he was becoming too likely to hurt someone without reason. Took him for a walk, and put a .45 round into his medulla. Never twitched, and I buried him next to the pond. Tough day, that.
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Vermont Hardest thing I have had to do. The last one went on her own as luck would have it on the way to the vet for a routine followup exam. She had a stroke and i carried her to the gurney and they x-rayed and said her heart chamber was full of blood. They gave her a shot and she never felt a thing. I said never again but am now looking at another pup we just took in. She came from a rescue and looks like a female plott. Beautiful brindle markings.
living the good life every day #13739876 – 1 hour ago Re: Putting down a beloved dog [ Re: Morewood ] Joined: May 2015
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Idaho Put my 14 year old brittany down in February. Like others have said these threads are tough but I think they help heal too. Stayed with him as he died and glad I did.
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southeastern Arizona Always try to take mine for one more walk out in the pasture if they are ambulatory, and have always used a .22, I remember every damned one of them, not hauntingly, but I can recall each one. I finally got another dog 4 years ago, almost wish I didn’t, but he is my pard that’s for sure. Not sure I have another “put down” in me maybe he will beat me to the punch?
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Georgia Morewood, there is no easy way to do it. It is one of those things you have to do that evens out all those times when they didn’t get the attention they needed, but were still glad to see you when came home. I have one now that is limping on both ends and old, but she still guards the house. I’m doing my best to keep her comfortable, and make her days easy, but I know that it won’t be long. I dread the day when her time comes…
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Northern Florida Originally Posted by Mathsr Morewood, there is no easy way to do it. It is one of those things you have to do that evens out all those times when they didn’t get the attention they needed, but were still glad to see you when came home. I have one now that is limping on both ends and old, but she still guards the house. I’m doing my best to keep her comfortable, and make her days easy, but I know that it won’t be long. I dread the day when her time comes…
Sounds like she could benefit greatly from a daily dose of Prednisone. It would add months of quality life to her last bit of time with you.
Not good for dogs not near their natural end to be chronically taking Prednisone, but for the end stage of a dog’s life, it’s just the ticket. Gives them months more of quality, pain free, life.
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San Antonio TX A local Vet does it really well, advises you to bring some barbecue too. First he takes the dog in back to check it out and put a catheter in. Then he brings it back, you sit with the dog hand feeding it, which occupies all its attention.
Slips the needle into the catheter and the dog is gone, instantly. $60 out the door. Did one dog that way, the next one died laying next to me at home. Got an old wobbly one sleeps next to me, if she gets too weak to walk or in pain before she dies I’ll bring her to that same Vet.
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Vet came to my place Feb 7th this year…had to put this guy down
He was 14 & full of cancer….sad day for us….had a grave ready for a year or so
worst part was waiting till 1 pm that day…took him for his last walk
Gave him a frozen ham bone after the walk really sucks
pic is him in the prime of his pampered life
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NE Iowa I’m moving on to another thread.
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Upper Peninsula As I look at my two wire haired friends next to me, I know I have a few really tough days ahead.
In our home, our dogs are like family. They get big fat hamburgers on their birthdays.
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Ohio I’ve put a number down. Some of my own that I really liked, and some hunting dogs that just wouldn’t hunt. I gave those last dogs two years to earn their keep, after that it’s get put down. Originally I tried to give them away, never worked, just put them down and be done with it.
Family and friends have had me put their dogs down. The first one I used a 22 lr, didn’t care for that. After it was a 38 or a 9mm. I don’t want a hole in the brain stem, I want it instantly obliterated.
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