I have 2 boy rats, and sadly the time has come when their quality of life has diminished so, much, so that we are off to the vets this afternoon to unfortunately have them pts. I think they have myca and have been playing it down, only for their activity to slow down this week. They have red coming from their eyes and nostrils and are just lying around listless They won't eat or drink, and I'm trying my best to syringe feed them but tbh I think they are losing their fight, I realized last night that I cannot watch them suffer like this any longer
They used to be so playful and loved to climb, and run to their hammocks.
So very upset, I have been crying all morning, had to try hard to hold it together for the school run. I can't believe either how much it is going to cost just to end their life's, it seems so wrong
Here to hand hold, I know just how you feel Small furries get hold of your heart just as much as big pets. They are part of the family.
I have a guinea pig at the moment who is by no means out of the woods.
Ending suffering is the last kindness you can do for a much loved pet. If its any consolation I had to have my 'Old Boy' guinea pig pts nearly 2 years ago. He fell asleep instantly in my hands and had a second injection to send him to the 'Bridge'. It was very peaceful. We laid him to rest under his favourite shrub he liked to sit under.
Thanks fortified, really wish I hadn't gone alone, thought I could deal with taking them, but I ended up bursting into tears before I even got into the room.
The vet didn't offer for me to stay during the procedure, but I'm guessing that's because I was so hysterical. I didn't have the funds to get their ashes, or so I thought, upon getting home I realized I got some money paid in today, now I wish I could turn back time
I feel so bad, just leaving them there, didn't think it would be this heartbreaking. I guess rats and other furries are just as important and loved just as much as larger pets. Going to miss them
So sorry to hear that OP I had to put my rescue girl to sleep in August and even though I'd only had her a short while it broke my heart leaving her with the vet.
RE ashes do phone and ask. I consoled myself with the whole "They do mass cremations so I'd probably not have much of Ruby in there." But I think it would have helped to have something. I didn't even get the towel back that I took her in on
I didn't ring back in the end, got a lovely sympathy card from the vets on Thurs though and made me cry.
Feel so guilty still, even though they were at deaths door I feel responsible for allowing them to get so ill although it took hold so quickly. Keep going over and over in my head what I could have done differently, and still I am coming home forgetting for a few minutes they are no longer here. I hate the grieving process, the despair of knowing you are never going to see your pets again is awful
So sorry OP , we have got two boy ratties and can't imagine being without them (as smelly and nibbly as they are!) .. a couple of years ago I had to make the decision to have my lovely car PTS after he was hit by a car, heartbreaking thing to have to do.