Losing My Dog to Kidney Failure

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am so so so sorry you are going through this. Losing a pet is a terrible heartache. ((hugs))

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sassy411:  im so sorry 🙁 just a thought, but would you consider putting your sheppard down at your home ? Sometimes vets will make house calls as the pets are more comfortable. I can’t imagine kidney failure is a walk in the park. As much as it would pain me to do it to my Luigi (chihuahua) I would do the same if he were in that position.  

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@sassy411:  I am so sorry. that is so heartbreaking. my thoughts are with you and your pup at this time

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@sassy411:  I’m very sorry to hear that. I know how hard and heartbreaking it is to have a sick dog. I lost my childhood dog, a Doberman, to cancer a few years ago. She was 12. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@sassy411:  That is so sad. I am so sorry for what you’re going through. My pup is 16 months old so hopefully what you’re dealing with is a long way off. I can’t even imagine, especially at xmas. I suggest taking as many pictures as you can and doing one of those plaster paw molds so you always have something tangible of hers. It sounds like you gave her a great life and that she is a lucky dog. I’m so glad you can be home with her. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@sassy411:  I’m so sorry  🙁  Hugs to you and your husband.  It sounds like she was a very lucky dog to have had such a great life with you.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  +1 I’m SO sorry OP :-/

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@sassy411:  I am so, so sorry. It brings me to tears just thinking about getting to this point with my dog! It sounds like she has had a great life, and you obviously love her so much. Lots of treats, lots of cuddles, and lots of pictures. Big hugs, OP.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I’m so sorry. I know what it’s like to lose a pet… I lost a much loved cat and kittens about 2 years ago. I also currently have another missing pet, so I know how tough it is.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

i’m sorry 🙁 losing a loved pet is never fun. stay strong!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@sassy411:  I’m so sorry for you. Losing a pet it truly one of the hardest things. I think that it would be wise to look into vets that are willing to make the type of house call mentioned by BellaDee. I have a lot of experience dealing with humans in the end stages of kidney failure, and once the kidney function completely fails, fluid can build up in the lungs and cause some pretty distressing shortness of breath. It’s not something any human or animal should have to go through. It might not be time to put her down yet, but my experience has been that having arrangments made ahead of time for emergency intervention made the experience so much easier for us. We had a 14 year old German shorthair that was nearing the end but still doing ok for awhile. One day it suddenly became difficult for him to breath and it was awful to watch him struggle. Luckily, we had arrangements made with a vet who was at our house within an hour and peacefully ended his suffering. I think we all hope that our pets will peacefully pass away, but it’s best for them and us to be prepared just in case some compassionate intevention is needed at the end. Either way, it will never be an easy decision. Hugs to you and your family.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

@sassy411:  Ughhhhhh losing an animal is the worst. We just lost our 17 yr old cat to kidney failure. 12 is amazing for a big dog, he’s had a successful life and is lucky to be so loved. (((Hugs)))

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