My beautiful dog is being PTS tomorrow

(31 Posts)
YouCanButImNot Tue 11-Jun-19 19:46:21

My lovely dog is being put to sleep tomorrow. I’m devastated. She’s 11 and has mammary cancer. The tumour has grown significantly and the skin on it is starting to break down, she’s also coughing which suggests it’s spread. The hardest thing is she’s still wagging her tail but her prognosis is poor and I don’t want her to suffer when the skin breaks down further

I’m heartbroken, this is the hardest decision I’ve had to make. If anyone wants to give me a handhold it would be much appreciated.

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Hazlenutpie Tue 11-Jun-19 19:49:36

I went through this with my beloved dog, so I know what you're going through. It's a horrible time but you're doing the right thing for your dog. Sending a handhold and a hug. flowers

Walkamileinmyshoesbeforeujudge Tue 11-Jun-19 19:51:52

Have tests confirmed it has spread? My ddog has just had quite a big mammary tumour +surrounding tissue removed successfully.

YouCanButImNot Tue 11-Jun-19 19:56:01

No, tests haven’t confirmed it but with the position and size it’s impossible to get good margins around it. We did have her booked in for op but the insurance have been absolutely terrible requesting more and more information to then, 4 weeks later, refuse to pay out and now it’s too late.

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Walkamileinmyshoesbeforeujudge Tue 11-Jun-19 19:58:41

Ah sorry to hear that. We didn't have insurance and op was £750 with pre testing £250 +antibiotics previously incase it was an infection = total about £1700 which we def struggled to find.
Awful you have ended up too late op.

Ownerofasmellydog Tue 11-Jun-19 19:58:56

I had to have my beloved dog put to sleep on Friday, it was one of the worst decisions I’ve had to make and I never believed the cliche that you know when the time is right. I felt such guilt immediately after it was done and miss her an incredible amount, but now I can see it was the right thing to do, even though it was - and still is painful.
The process itself was relatively quick and it was pain free. She just went to sleep and the vets were so kind. Do you have someone to go with you?

gubbsywubbsy Tue 11-Jun-19 20:00:39

Get the vet to come to you and say goodbye with her on your lap in her favourite place ..


pontiouspilates Tue 11-Jun-19 20:18:06

I'm so sorry that you are going through this. My gorgeous dog was PTS back in March and it is still painful to think about our final night with him. It's hard, but you are doing the very best thing for her. flowers

YouCanButImNot Wed 12-Jun-19 08:42:13

Thank you for your well wishes. My husband is coming with me and my mum is looking after our daughter. I’m so sad this morning.

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MrsMozartMkII Wed 12-Jun-19 08:47:36

I am so sorry.

A handhold from me lass flowers

dudsville Wed 12-Jun-19 08:52:23

It's the hardest thing to do OP. You have all our sympathy.

Shylo Wed 12-Jun-19 08:53:21

I am so sorry, it is so hard to let them go ..... it is the right thing, and as much as it hurts now you will know it in time that you made the right decision. Sending unmumsnetty hugs and a big hand hold

Ginlinessisnexttogodliness Wed 12-Jun-19 08:54:14

Oh no this is always so sad to read. They are an enormous part of your life. She knows you love her and she loves you, that will never go away even though she might not be here anymore

Very sorry and sending you love 💐🌟

HoveringHobbit Wed 12-Jun-19 08:58:05

Sending you love. My lovely Labrador is nearly 8 and I'm already worrying about having to say goodbye to her

YouCanButImNot Wed 12-Jun-19 22:28:23

She’s gone. A very peaceful, dignified death. It was 100% the right time. I’m devastated. Thank you for your well wishes.

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AllGoodDogs Wed 12-Jun-19 22:37:32

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our 13 yo Lab was PTS in March and it was horrendously devastating. I'm glad it was peaceful for her flowers

misslucienne Wed 12-Jun-19 22:40:55

I'm so sorry for your loss x

Saavhi Wed 12-Jun-19 23:32:04

Sorry for your loss, Op flowers. I hope the memories of the wonderful life you shared with your girl brings you comfort x

QuimReaper Wed 12-Jun-19 23:36:28

I'm so sorry OP. We went through it with our dog over 18 months ago and I still tear up sometimes.

My mum got the ashes from ours and we scattered them in the park. Can you do anything like that?


MuttsNutts Wed 12-Jun-19 23:37:50

I’m so very sorry flowers 🌈

Arselparcel Wed 12-Jun-19 23:48:22

We get so attached to our pets and love them so much.

Know what you’re going through, it’s a year since our lovely poorly Jack Russell was PTS and we miss his cheeky personality every day.

Big handhold for you. You absolutely did the right thing for your lovely girl.

DramaAlpaca Wed 12-Jun-19 23:50:42

I'm so sorry. You've done the right thing. I know how hard it is flowers

Elmo311 Thu 13-Jun-19 00:58:21

Oh OP, sending hugs to you. Very sad and heartbreaking but it does 100% sound like you're doing the right thing. Mammary Cancer is pretty aggressive and as you said to get good margins when the mass has got very large is very hard and then the wound is prone to breakdown etc .
Vet nurse here if you have any questions. hugs

Elmo311 Thu 13-Jun-19 01:00:08

Oh just read you PTS today. Feel better soon OP. X

WhoLettheCatOut Thu 13-Jun-19 01:10:33

Horrible. Our cat deteriorated rapidly tonight and was PTS so feel the pain. Feel gutted. Sorry for your situation and loss.

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