Should I put my dog down, Please help
my 12 yr old cockapoo male is peeing everywhere, even after going out, he has lumps under skin that do not move, he stinks in his ears and skin. I am moving to a new home and I think I want to put him down. Is this selfish or is this wrong? Im sooo confused as what to do, I cant afford vet bills now he is a rescue and I really love him but I an really confused.
This is one of the hardest decisions that a loving pet owner has to make! There is only one person who can make that decision, and that is you :-) If you make the decision with your 'heart' you will not have any regrets.
We have gone through this ourselves in the not so distant past and it may help you to reach your decision by reading the Hub about our beautiful Primrose:
http://hubpages.com/hub/primrose-my-bea … -puppy-dog
There is a lovely poem in the Hub that I would like you to read!
Sometimes it is selfish by not doing anything :-)
If the dog is not suffering, and still has his happy dog face on and enjoys time with the family--it would be a little difficult to put him down.
If you put him down because of inconvenience, the that may be a little selfish. We take the animals into our lives and promise to care for them and love them--so what is important here? It is important that the dog is not suffering, still enjoying life. Maybe you can fix a nice area for him outside.
His skin may stink due to a thyroid problem and the ears can be cleaned and treated with an antibiotic cream. You are moving to a new home yet really cannot afford a visit to the vet? Probably under $50 or even less. You can get the price before going.
The vet will charge you to put him down so why not spend that same amount on having him checked out and get the advice of the vet re: putting him down.
They love us and trust us so please seek a vet's advice.
I experienced this with my 17 year old cat and she tried so hard to stay alive, but she was suffering. I did call a vet and took her in to find out she had a stomach cancer(which cats get , I was told) and at her age it was really no use. She was nearly dead in his hands.
And yes it does cost to have them put down and Yes it does hurt, and Yes I cried like a baby, and Yes every once in a while I still cry, but I know she is in a better place...
So as was said before follow your heart, and you will know what to do...It isn't easy and it will always be with you...but TIME is a good thing...) Hugs G-Ma
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