Is this the end?

(9 Posts)
PhannyPharts Tue 21-May-19 12:13:26

I know its cliche, but you do know when the time is right, trust your instincts. No one knows your dog better than you. I'm sorry you're going through this, its the worst feeling.

GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Tue 21-May-19 10:53:15

Poor old boy.
The advice was given to a friend by her vet when her dog was old and creaky. It seemed very sensible to me

welshsoph Tue 21-May-19 09:46:03

That’s a good way of assessing it Grumpy, he doesn’t seem to enjoy very much these days

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GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Tue 21-May-19 08:01:12

Managing the end of a dog's life is tough as they can't tell you how they're feeling: all you can do is observe their behaviour. Ask the vet about the chances of recovery. If the answer is bad, think about the things that your dog used to enjoy, and then count up the ones he can still do. That should tell what you need to know. flowers

BiteyShark Tue 21-May-19 07:50:40

So sorry you are going through this thanks

welshsoph Tue 21-May-19 07:45:19

He was crying in the night to go outside for a wee but still had a couple of accidents by the time I got up this morning.
DH in complete denial - he’ll be fine/we’ve got him through bad patches before/he’s a strong boy.

Will be calling the vet later to discuss current situation. He can’t carry on like this, he’s just miserable

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catzrulz Mon 20-May-19 23:09:34

How awful for you, it's so hard having to make this decision. I've seen on here people saying better a day early than a week late, it's so tough when it's your loved pet though. I think you probably know already what you need to do. If only they could talk.

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DaisyD0Little Mon 20-May-19 23:01:37

Sorry to read this. However, he's clearly in pain and discomfort which just isn't fair. I'd be making the decision sooner rather than later

welshsoph Mon 20-May-19 22:12:03

I have an almost 14 year old border terrier who’s had some health issues over the past couple of years. He’s being treated for hypothyroidism but recent blood tests show the medication isn’t controlling it, despite the dose being increased significantly.
We’re waiting for more test results as the vet suspects another condition that she says is so rare, his bloods have been sent to a specialist lab. In the meantime he’s started weeing in the house and walks round looking like he’s very stiff/in pain. He also shakes a lot.

I should add that we have an 11 week old baby and the dog has found this quite stressful. I don’t know how much this is contributing to how he’s acting and how much is his medical condition.

I can’t help feeling that his days are numbered. It’s so awful seeing him like this, he seems so unhappy and a shadow of his former self sad

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