I have a friend that adopted a little pekingnese....at night he's quite disturbed. He shakes and is really scared and pees all over himself. My friend says it always happens at night around 8ish. He acts afraid of her husband...but it's only around this time. Other than that...he seems to be fine, until it gets around 8 oclock. They had to put him on traquilizers to calm him down around this time. She's gotten advice from two other vets and they've both told her that putting him down is the best choice. They're so attached to him and it would kill her little boy. Is there something else they can do? Something they can work on to help him? The vets said that he'll have to be on the tranquilizers from now on and that it's no way for him to live! Please give some advice to save this sweet little boy and his family from heartache!! Any suggestions welcome!!!
i wouldnt put him down if he were my dog and he was fine in everything other aspect. what do you guys do at that hour of the night that is different than any other time of day ? maybe something in your routine is upsetting him.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
well, he's not my dog...it's a lady that I work with. Well...bad news...she came to work this morning and told me that they put him down last night because a vet told them "OVER THE PHONE" that he had a brain tumor that he needs to be put down. I was so mad. I would've taken him. I don't know what to say. I'm just sad today.
This is a disturbing thread to me. Was the dog diagnosed with a brain tumor ever, and why did 2 vets recommend PTS, I guess 3, since he was. None of this makes a lot of sense, unless I'm misunderstanding the whole thread.
I sorry, but if my vet told me one of my dogs had a brain tumor, we would be off to see a neurologist. To see if there were any available options. It sounds like your co worker might have just told you that so they would not feel guilty for not wanting to deal with this dogs special needs. If the dog was having serious problems, did they contact the rescue group they got this dog from?
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion
See....this is what I told her. I told her that over the phone would NEVER satisfy me. EVER. She didn't really have alot to say after that....and no, you're not misunderstanding anything. This was straight from her mouth. She said she talked to the vet last night over the phone, she said the vet told her they could bring him in and spend a thousand dollars for him to tell her it was a brain tumor. I told her, that I believe it was something more than a brain tumor, how could you diagnose him with a brain tumor because his behavior changed at night? She didn't seem to want to work with him. I told her that I would take him (I have 6 dogs, but wouldn't hesitate to take him) and she told me she would think about it and came to me and told me all of this this morning. It wasn't but just monday that she was trying to give the dog to my friend! WHAT THE HECK?? I don't understand it all and I told her that I believe that it wasn't the right thing to do that I was sure it was something I coudld've worked with him on and that I was sure it was a behavioral issue. Tell me what you think? I just need reassurance that I was in the right, because now she's not to happy with me and she thinks that I'm looking down on her now. Which in reality...I do.
I forgot to add...and this is my favorite part...she's looking on petfinder for another small dog...and asked me if she could use me as a reference.... I just wish there were away for me to alert animal shelters...ya know?
***Edited By: shihtzumomma on 12/13/2007 9:43:19 AM*** Reason: .
Personally, I don't believe this story. First of all, I don't believe ANY vet is going to diagnose a brain tumor over the phone. Second, if the diagnosis was done over the phone, how was he "put down?" Did the vet do that over the phone as well?
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
This is how the story goes as of yesterday afternoon.... She said that since her husband works for the city (and this is from her and not me) and they took him to the animal control department to be put to sleep. I'm like you...this story is about as believable to me as the tooth fairy. Honestly. She said that when she got home tuesday night, he had "lost his bowel control" in his crate (to me, it sounds like he just had an accident) and he was acting odd, so that's when she called the vet and was told over the phone that he had this so called brain tumor. It's just odd how the story changed from "he has issues" to "he has a brain tumor". I believe she found out that she may have to give him medication for the rest of his life and didn't want to do that...and voila...in comes the brain tumor story. I'm with you. I would've taken him in if I was told this could be a possibility and would've done what I could to make sure this was the absolute end before I would've done anything like that. This is why I'm asking about this. In my first post, I felt for them because he had issues and was taking tranquilizers and now all of this.
My vet would never diagnosis anything over the phone. Sounds like he may have been abused since he is afraid of her husband. I don't know the sitution and I am meaning this toward them, but some people just don't want to put up with dogs that have special needs or problems. Very sad.!!!
What??!! This lady had to be off of her rocker! You work with her? She can hold down a job? Hmmm.... Crazy lady! And now, she wants another dog? Get her a stuffed one. Maybe it will behave as she wants it to.
This will be the second time I've tried to respond to this post. the first time I was told to use clean language in our forum, and did not use any word that could be construed as a swear word.The difference in this post is that I'm not including the OP's name. Would someone else like to try posting with her name included, and see if the same thing happens? There is no reputable vet that I know that would diagnose a brain tumor over the phone. This is a tragic end to a little dog's life, and to the Op, I feel bad for you, because I know you tried everything you could to help. (hugs) Yes I would certainly take your friend up on her request to be a reference for her. You might be able to save another dog from the same fate. Take care.