(Closed) our “puppy” 15 yr old weiner dog isn’t well

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Oh, and I am so sorry.  Losing a pet is so hard- I had to put down a pet last year when he had a tumor on his neck.  At first he was fine and it didn’t seem to hinder his activity, but he slowly got worse.  When he wouldn’t move because it was too painful, stopped eating, and stopped pooping (biggest red flag), I had to take him to the vet.  It was better for him to not be in pain.

Make the doctor’s visit as pleasant as possible for him- bring a favorite blanket or toy and try to talk in a soothing voice.  I think most animals know its their time.

Have a ceremony for him, it helps with closure.  The hole in your heart will never go away, but it gets easier with time.  I still miss Willy very much.

Post # 4
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m so sorry sweetie. There really isn’t a way to make it better other than to know you loved him with all your heart and did everything in the world to make him happy. Just smother him with love and enjoy this time with him. It sounds really similar to what I went through with my cat, Smee. You’ll know when it’s time. It doesn’t make it any easier, I know. My heart is breaking for you.


Post # 5
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@vmec:  Oh sweetie, I fel your pain. My 13 yo pug (approx age b/c he’s a resuce)  is not doing well. He went blind over past couple of years & now seems to have trouble walking. He also pants all night long, poor fella. Hope he does not suffer too much. Just be there for your SO, it’s all you can do.

Post # 7
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m so sorry, this is an awful situation. Hope the dog gets better!

Post # 8
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

๐Ÿ™  We lost two wiener dogs a few years ago due to old age.  There is nothing you can do to make it better.  You just have to spend time with him and make sure you get to say good bye.  It’s tough sometimes to balance not letting them suffer and not wanting to let them go.  That is because we love them so much.

I won’t say you ever get over it, but the pain changes over time.  Loosing a pet is hard. 

I’m so sorry for you and your little guy.

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