i have a 12 yr old great preanease i hope i spelled it right she was just now diagnosed as having a heart problem and she is also anemic and they dont know why couild this come with her heart problem her heart is really raising fast she was put on science diet k/d can dog food has anybody had any experience with the kind of problems lillie has i dont know how to tell when it is time for her to go i was hopeing to have her around for a little longer
i had a boxer that was diagnosed whith similar heart problems when she was 12. i put her on a early cardiac diet and she ate only once a day since she had other hormonal problems too. she also started to take lots of pills every day, just like old people do. she died about a month ago, more than a year after the diagnose. although it turned out a bity expensive i believe she was worth it...
thank for all your about lillie she is doing a little better does not like to take her meds right now i am putting them in sausages if i put the meds down her throat she will not swollow them no matter how far they go down she spits them out the sausage seems to be helping but it is getting to expensive to give it to her three times a day she loves the science diet kd can dog food so i try to give her the pills in that i wish i couild send some pictures to you but i dont no how i do have a couple of pictures of her with my nephew he is 18 months old so does anyone know how i can those pictures over there on the webside i do have a digital camera i am still learning how to use it
***Edited By: edie on 9/7/2006 7:31:09 PM*** Reason: i really did not get any replies with this post so i send another one
i just wanted wanted to tell you guys that lillie is doing a little better i just now found out her heart rate is down a little but it will never get better there are some days that are worse than others she has really bad artritis in both of her legs some times when she stands in one place to long her legs just collapse i dont know when she is in any pain she really seems to hide it well she couild use all of your prayers i will try to send an update on her does anyone know how to send a picture to this sight i want to you guys to see her know you know why it will be hard letting go when it comes time to say goodbye
i am really worried about lillie her heart is getting better somewhat but now she hardly wants to walk we are giving her antiflamatory medicine that the vet gave us she is on her third round in three weeks thay dont seem to help the vet said she will tell us when it is time ive put on two post already but got no replies like i did before some please me make a decision about lillie i dont know what to do it has been going on for three weeks now
I had my shep for 13 years~ You have to follow your heart and do what you think is best. I felt in my heart that Barney gave me 13 wonderful years and I did not want to see him suffer anymore~ My thoughts are with you I know that it is a very hard decision to make ~ Dee
We had a 14 y/o dog that developed kidney failure. Oddly enough this is a condition that a dog can live with if the owner can deal with the medications and special diet and daily injections of subcutaneous fluid. I did this for months.
You know your baby. Your heart will tell you when the right time is. I could tell when her quality of life diminished to a point when it wasn't fair to her anymore. We kept hoping she'd die on her own so we wouldn't have to make the decision. Ultimately, we were the ones who had to make the choice for her. Her eyes told us it was time.
We cried like babies but knew we did the right thing. Trust your gut--you'll know the difference between the time your dog needs you to be the wind beneath her wings or her angel of mercy. Much love to you and your baby!
The way i have always looked at it is if the dog is no longer enjoying the things that it normally did then it is probally time to let them go. Like if she liked eating and playing with toys, taking car rides or going out for walks. The biggest factor is if the dog is in pain. Only you will know when the time is right. Im sorry to hear about your baby. I hope you make the best decision for the both of you.
When my Mom passed away she left her Beagle-Bassett hound with us. She got sick with her bladder and kidneys. We went through the expense of special diets, shots etc. The morning of the day she was put down she told me it was enough. By the look in her eyes, by the way she did not enjoy walking or etc. I took her in my arms that morning and I promised her I would not let her suffer. I showered her with kisses and hugs.She was put to sleep that afternoon. I never thought I would do what I had to do that way but she is in a world without pain and suffering. R.I.P. Baby Brownie.
lillie is not doing to well yesterday her back legs kept on going out under her she can still stand some what her heart is back to normal with the medications ive been giving her i just dont know what to do about her legs the vet told me she will tell you when its time i dont know if she is in any pain last october we had to have her ungle put to sleep he was thirteen months older then lillie i still think that she misses him they were raised together so i dont know if i am being selfish for keeping her around a little longer i know i need to make a discission
Sorry to hear that she is not doing so well. Is she crying out in pain?? Is she eating? Does she looked depressed? I hope everything works out for you. It is hard to let a loved pet go, but think of all the wonderful memories you have shared. And if you think that shes not quite ready to go, spend some extra time lovin her and saying good bye.
I am sorry to hear that Lillie isn't doing well. Putting an animal to sleep is one of the hardest decisions we have to make. I have had to make that decision 4 times in my adult life, and it didn't get any easier. Each case is different, we know in our minds what is best for our pet but often our hearts won't let us make that decision. I wished that my Casey who had lymphoma would just go to sleep peacefully and not wake up, but that didn't happen and I still wonder if I could have done more for my 19 1/2 y.o. cat who was pts 2 years ago. All I can say is love her while she is here and if you do decide to have her pts, stay with her and talk to her through the end, she will know that you are loving her and doing what is best. I'm not trying to tell you what to do and hope that she starts feeling better, but if she doesn't, DON"T beat yourself up too much over whatever decision you make.