(Closed) putting my dog down this week

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 17
8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Big (((Hugs)))

I know how you feel…..just al ittle over a week ago we lost our furry baby, our Golden Buster. We had to put him down. I wanted him to pass in his sleep but the vet told us it was time and he was suffering =(


I posted about him too…..I feel your pain and I have been so lost without my baby in the house. There aren’t words to explain the joys of owning a dog! I am sure you were a good mama to her and she was loved! As many bees came to my comfort to tell me…..this is one of the last selfless things you can do for her to show your love by taking her pain away. I sobbed and sobbed on the cold vet floor until DH had to pretty much pick me up off of the floor. I wish I could take some of your pain away right know bc it’s so hard.

On a brighter note….my Buster is a hoot and I know he will be waiting on your lil girl over rainbow bridge….I told him to expect a new friend!!


Post # 18
6036 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

this is rough. My older golden retriever that I had since I was 14 years old died this past winter. Im 28 now. so that tells you how old he was. He was just the sweetest best dog anyone could have asked for. His health was relatively good until the very very end. I mean he went down hill in a matter of about a week. Our vet actually said he was internally healthy (aside from arthritis that we managed with medication) about a week before he got really bad. By the time we were going to take him in for another look it was clear he was on his death bed. So on the upside, he didn’t really suffer long, he still had a pretty good quality of life up til the end. He was mobile, had control of his bodily functions, would still interact with us all the time and was just a happy boy as usual. Then one day he just laid in his favorite area and thats where he stayed. I sat with him until he passed on. it was extremely hard but im so glad I was able to be there. he died of natural causes to our knowledge as he did not have any diseases or conditions that we were told about.

I think you are doing the right thing. As hard as it is on you, if your doggie is not able to enjoy a comfortable life anymore than you are for sure making a choice with his best interest in mind. ((HUGS))

Post # 19
5473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@SimplyChic11:  Some vets DO come to the home here in the states.  Maybe call your vet and ask if they do, and if they don’t ask them if they can suggest one who will.  I think it is kind of you to consider her comfort and peace of mind right up to the very end, you sound like a loving, wonderful pet owner ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 20
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am so sorry you have to make this decision.  ๐Ÿ™  Right now, you need to do what’s best for your doggie — even if it means having to let go.  I’ve never had to make that decision & I certainly don’t envy anyone who has had to/has to.  It’s down right heartbreaking just to read about it.  ๐Ÿ™

Sending warm wishes your way — stay strong girl! 

Post # 21
1277 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

OP I am so sorry for you have to make this decision, I swear everytime I read these types of threads I seariously tear up and ball like a baby….may you find peace and serenity knowing you made your dog’s life special and meaninful and remember all the good times.


Post # 22
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SimplyChic11:  Oh I am so so sorry. My thoughts are with you.. 

Post # 23
1695 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I can’t even read this whole thread without crying.  I just wanted to tell you that I know that this is hard and that you should really give yourself a time to grieve.  I am so sorry that you are going through this.  My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Post # 24
5950 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m so sorry….dogs are the best people, aren’t they?

The mongolians believe that when a dog is ready, and passes away, their soul moves on to become a man…and they bury the dog in the mountains so that no man may walk over them, place a piece of fat in their mouths so that they may run free as long as they like, and when it is time, they come back to us….as our friends, our children or someone we only see in passing…it’s terrible to say goodbye, but there really is no such thing.

Release your friend from that Judas of a body, cry over her, fret over her and then let her go….what you own, always comes back to you, and if you keep a weather eye on the horizon, she’ll be along sooner than you think.

Be kind to yourself, doing to right thing is never easy.

Post # 25
8880 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

This breaks my heart. I am so sorry ๐Ÿ™

Post # 26
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am so, SO sorry.  This is one of the hardest decisions to make, and our furbabies are like children to us.  Sending big hugs your way.

Post # 27
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am actually having to make that decision this week too. Our 9 year old great dane we found out today is in renal failure and she has an enlarged heart. we thought about doing medication, but like you said, it would be for us not them.  i lost my pomeranian two years ago to a pitbull bite and this is breaking my heart!  my heart goes out to you, it’s hard to make that decision (like you said, it’d be easier if they’d pass in their sleep)!  Hugs!

Post # 28
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I am so sorry you are going through this!!!

The other day I was reading up on a dog breed forum and they were discussing how owner’s can figure out when the right time is for such a difficult decision… in a nutshell, it recommended to write down your dogs 5 favorite things – if it’s eating, playing fetch, going for walk, etc… and when they can’t do 3 of those 5 things, it’s time to free them from the pain. 

Dogs can be very stoic and hide their pain.  You putting her down IS the absolute best thing you could do for her… (I’m tearing up as I write this).  I know it’s difficult, but I hope the memories of the wonderful life you’ve given your dog come to mind as you face this sad decision and release her to the bridge.

Post # 29
9829 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I am so sorry, *big hugs*

Post # 30
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m so sorry :(, losing a pet is the biggest downside of having one. Think of all the happy memories together though. You’re doing a great thing to allow your pet to pass peacefully without suffering.

Post # 31
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t have suggestions but my heart goes out to you! This must be the worst feeling.

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