(Closed) I bid thee adieu

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Awww ! That’s so so sad. My dog just turned 2 this week and hip displaysia is one of my biggest fears. Good luck with the decision. Are you guys going on a long honeymoon? If so, I think it’d be really hard to leave a loved pet with someone for a while that isn’t doing so hot…

 Good luck and a big {{HUG}} from the hive! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

i’m sorry to hear that! I wish I could offer some grat advice but all I have is sympathy…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Before you put her down, please call a rescue group. There are lots of vets and even groups who will loooovvveee to help you.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am so sorry…. I would be devastated if this was my dog.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Can you talk to your vet to see if they offer any kind of payment plan or look into health insurance for him? I agree with MightySapphire, a dog that age can overcome hip displasia with the right treatment. Perhaps your local animal rescue league could offer some advice on how you could afford his treatment. He is so young, I would hate to think of having him put to sleep without exhausting every possible avenue of help. (((Hugs))) to you during this difficult time, I hope you & your Fiance can find the help you need for your dear dog.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

PLEASE don’t put the dog down!!!!  Like Mighty said, this isn’t a terminal illness.  The decrease in eating is from the pain, but there are things you can do that.  And I agree, check with a rescue who can help if it’s something you can’t afford.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Our lab developed hip displaysia after he was about 2 years old. Needles to say, we didn’t want to return him to the breeder (even though that was part of the contract and our right). We medicated him with Rimadyl or Rimadol for the rest of his life. They’re little tablets and he gobbles them like treats. Your dog won’t run or play fetch or be overly rambunctious, but he’s still a sweet puppy. We didn’t pay for x-rays or anything of that sort. I definitely do not think this is something worth putting your dog down over but the fact that he’s eating less might mean somethign else is up.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You need to do what is best for all parties involved.  I had to put my first horse that I had had since I was 13 down when I couldn’t afford the surgery.  Whatever your decision is, make sure you research it well.  Just as there are bad vets just trying to make a buck there are also bad rescues.

I’m so sorry you guys are going through this, especially right now.  Having to see a member of your family in pain is heart wrenching.  Good luck with whatever you decide!   

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree to not put the dog down, its not terminal and he/she could still have a lot of years left.  If you can’t afford to keep him on pain meds for the rest of his life, give him to a no kill shelter who can.  Getting pet insurance will work for future occurrences, but you won’t be able to get it for this since you already know about it and it would be considered a pre existing condition. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Do not put the dog down…PLEASE…..there are treatments that can help the poor thing and if you can’t afford it..someone out there can and would be willing to adopt the pup. My friend had a 14 yr old dog with cancer and they told her they would have to put her down and yada yada..and her dog ended up surviving 3 more years with supplements and the right home care..it is possible!! Her dog lived to be 17!! I know not all cases are the same-but there is hope and HELP out there..give the dog a chance..he deserves it.

 There are many services out there available that are willing to help..do your research before even considering putting the dog down

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Also-eating and drinking way less than normal..is by no means a sign that this dog should go down-my dog does that when a simple cold is coming on..get the dog the help he deserves!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Many vets have payment plans or use credit companies (like Capital One) that provide credit for vet care at 0% interest for a period of 1-2 years (meaning you have 1-2 years to pay it off before accruing interest).

A friend just used that credit to pay $1600 for her cat’s hernia repair.

Spreading the cost of the sugery out over a period of years may make it a lot more feasible.  Also- you will probably be getting some monetary gifts from your wedding that will help you make a down payment.

I do think you should get second and third opinions before putting the dog to sleep.  You don’t want to make such a painful and difficult decision without all the info.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree! Please don’t put your dog down! See if you can go on a payment plan, as Rosychicklet suggested, or see if you can find someone else who has the money to take care of her.

Putting her to sleep shouldn’t be the answer. She’s still a good puppy, with a lot of years left!

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