I hate the Dog *update*

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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4944 posts
Honey bee

Yorkshirerose1991:  I didn’t post on the other thread, although I read it and was hoping you guys would have a happy outcome somehow. I’m very sorry that this didn’t happen.

It is a difficult and heartbreaking thing when faced with a dog that is a threat to the people around it through no fault of its own. We have a dog that has fairly severe anxiety, and I had to have this same conversation with our vet at one point. Medication hasn’t worked for her, and I have a child. My daughter is 11 now, but she was only 6 or 7 at the time. It was such a hard thing to discuss with my vet. I felt guilty and couldn’t even get through the conversation without breaking down. I can only imagine how sad you and your whole family must feel. (In my case, I was lucky in that my vet didn’t feel our dog was a threat to anyone. He said just to give her some extra room and be extra cautious with her.)

Even though your family couldn’t save this dog, at least you all did your best to give him a good home for a time. In this situation, I think that’s all anyone could do.

I am happy that you, your family, and (most importantly!) your baby are safe.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

That is really rough. I followed the last post and figured it was a health issue since usually training can help dogs have better behavior… I’m sorry he was really sick though.

My heart goes out to you and yours xoxo

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Sorry this is not criticizing or spelling police, I am just trying to understand. Do you mean your dog had schizophrenia?

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Yorkshirerose1991:  Makes me tear up that you gave him your slippers.  I’m sure he is in a better place, gnawing to his heart’s content.  I’m sorry for your loss.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My favorite dog ever had to be put down when he became vicious. This was a dog who had been in our family for 10 years, and one day just tried attacking my  brothers while they were taking him for a walk. He normally loved walks, but he sounded so scary that my neighbor almost had to shoot him before my teen brothers were able to subdue him. It was so sad. He had been a wonderful dog for us and was just losing his mind when he got old. He was obviously getting scared at little things (sounds outside, etc), and a scared dog (85 lbs with powerful jaws) is a very dangerous dog. I still have dreams about that dog 🙁

I am glad you and your family got the professional advice you needed.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

It makes me sad to think that he was living a less than happy life due to his illness & he couldn’t tell anybody 🙁

I commend you & your family for taking the extra steps/tests to get to the bottom of his issues, even if it lead to this ending.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Yorkshirerose1991:  oh no worries English isn’t my first language. I meant to also right I am sorry for your loss. Putting a dog down is really hard and you guys did the right thing. The dog would not have had a happy life and either would you and your family. 

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