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Old 09-12-2020, 9:00pm   #1
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Am I doing the right thing?

My German Shepherd is 11 years old and has the most ****ed up condition. He has spondolosis, which normally isnít bad. But he has my luck so itís pressing on his spinal cord and causing paralysis in his back legs. Now he has also lost control of his bowels and bladder. So when Iím at work, he pees and poops and just lays in it.

I have made an appointment to put him down tomorrow. Iíve been a mess all day. Iím sure itís the right thing but he still seems mostly happy and is still with it. Tomorrow is going to be one of the hardest things Iíve done.
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Sorry to hear this. Our furry friends become SO close to us
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I hate these threads, and I'm so sorry for you, because I've faced the same agonizing decision. You're his best friend, and you're acting out of love, you're doing the very best you can for your best friend.

Stay strong. My only suggestion is, if you have a friend that can drive you, do that. When I took Champ in for the final time, I don't think I would have been able to make it home.

You are doing the right thing.
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Franklin, I don't envy you in this position. You're doing the right thing for your best friend.
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You are doing the right thing.
You are making the right decision and yes, it sucks big time.

Sorry
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Iím so sorry. BTDT a few times. Confirm with your vet that this is the time. I wish someone had driven me home. The big, burly vet tech teared up. My JRT had bladder cancer and lived 9 months after being diagnosed.
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So sorry.
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You know it is time. Be strong and do the right thing.
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I'm sorry buddy. We have traveled that road before and our newest GSD is now 11 and the time will be coming way to soon. Take heart in that you are your dogs best friend and family.
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Iím having the Vet come to my house. I know I wouldnít be able to drive.
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Am I doing the right thing?

My German Shepherd is 11 years old and has the most ****ed up condition. He has spondolosis, which normally isnít bad. But he has my luck so itís pressing on his spinal cord and causing paralysis in his back legs. Now he has also lost control of his bowels and bladder. So when Iím at work, he pees and poops and just lays in it.

I have made an appointment to put him down tomorrow. Iíve been a mess all day. Iím sure itís the right thing but he still seems mostly happy and is still with it. Tomorrow is going to be one of the hardest things Iíve done.
Damn Franklin I am sorry. I hated doing this too, but do what the vet says man.

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Iím having the Vet come to my house. I know I wouldnít be able to drive.
good luck sir.
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Iím having the Vet come to my house. I know I wouldnít be able to drive.



Slimeheim suck it up. You want the last person your dog see's is the Vet. You be the last person your dog see's.
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Slimeheim suck it up. You want the last person your dog see's is the Vet. You be the last person your dog see's.
He will be. I struggled trying to carry a near lifeless pup into the vets office.
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Am I doing the right thing?

My German Shepherd is 11 years old and has the most ****ed up condition. He has spondolosis, which normally isnít bad. But he has my luck so itís pressing on his spinal cord and causing paralysis in his back legs. Now he has also lost control of his bowels and bladder. So when Iím at work, he pees and poops and just lays in it.

I have made an appointment to put him down tomorrow. Iíve been a mess all day. Iím sure itís the right thing but he still seems mostly happy and is still with it. Tomorrow is going to be one of the hardest things Iíve done.
He's suffering and you can help him. It sucks but he will be happy, chasing tails in a better place.

When you feel better go watch "The Art of Racing in the Rain" and realize that what you have done/are planning to do is the best thing for him.
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Sorry to hear Limey, stay strong brother.
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Sorry Franklin.. itís hard been there a few times. One of hardest things to do, but in my case (as in yours) could and had to be done. Be there for the doggo...
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Thank you everyone. I really appreciate the support! It means a lot.
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Same thing we went through 3x last spring.....first my wife's mother passed on, then the 14 y/o chiwawa died a month later, taken to vet and put down to end the suffering, seems similar to what the OP is observing.....then the smaller sister cat was sickly and up and disappeared...ran off to die.....her larger brother is still here, but these days jumps up on my chair arm about a dozen times a day.....get rubbed and petted....last of our pets......

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Very sorry to hear this. Yes you are doing the right thing. I have an 11 y.o. that Iíll have to deal with this sooner or later. Sucks man.
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