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Your Dogs Dying Wish

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I copied this from FB, it is so true. When it was time for our dog family member, our vet came to the house and ended their suffering on our living room floor.

 

“Pets, it turns out, also have last wishes before they die, but only known by veterinarians who put old and sick animals to sleep. Twitter user Jesse Dietrich asked a vet what was the most difficult part of his job.

The specialist answered without hesitation that it was the hardest for him to see how old or sick animals look for their owners with the eyes of their owners before going to sleep. The fact is that 90 % of owners don't want to be in a room with a dying animal. People leave so that they don't see their pet leave. But they don't realize that it's in these last moments of life that their pet needs them most.

Veterinarians ask the owners to be close to the animals until the very end. ′′It's inevitable that they die before you. Don't forget that you were the center of their life. Maybe they were just a part of you. But they are also your family. No matter how hard it is, don't leave them.

Dont let them die in a room with a stranger in a place they dont like. It is very painful for veterinarians to see how pets cannot find their owner during the last minutes of their life. They dont understand why the owner left them. After all, they needed their owner’s consolation.

Veterinarians do everything possible to ensure that animals are not so scared, but they are completely strangers to them. Don't be a coward because it's too painful for you. Think about the pet. Endure this pain for the sake of their sake. Be with them until the end.”

- Tricia Mo’orea

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14 mins ago, fish'nmagician said:

I can’t imagine not being there.  
a friend of mine discussed leaving a dog with the vet and it negatively impacted my opinion of him. 

This I agree with you on, they are family.

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My Lily and I are besties. She is my kid as far as I'm concerned and I would never let her be alone. Ever. I'd kill for her. We're watching the Pats play right now. :bucktooth:

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Wife and I had a Frenchie for 12 years, the last 4 of which was also with our daughter.  The three of us were in the room when he left, one of the hardest things I've ever done.  We all cried for days, took him out to dad's property in East Patchogue, still visit the back corner of the property when I visit, still brings a tear to my eye.  Swore I was done with dogs, now we have two. . .

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NEVER would I not be with one of my dogs in that situation. I’ve been there so many times. 
 

i also like the idea of doing it on the home. Never did that. 

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Last year I had to hold this little guy while putting him in the parking lot of the vet after he had a stroke.  One of the worse days I had in a long time.

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Putting down a family member (dog) is always tough. When my neighbor went through it they couldn’t bring themselves to do. It just hit them so hard they ended asking me to take them to the vet. I found myself fighting back the tears for a dog I barely knew. 

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.  We have always had labs, some were hunting/trial dogs.  Others "just" pets.  They all were loved unconditionally.  Trapper, Skeet, Duke, Rudy,   I've held everyone of my dogs when they took their last breath.  We now have Parker and Mac holding down the fort.

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I have lost 2 Labs and was with them both when they passed. Could not imagine not being there. I have a 1 year old Lab now and at 62 I’m not sure who will be there for who. :shrug:

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6 hours ago, ErikT said:

NEVER would I not be with one of my dogs in that situation. I’ve been there so many times. 
 

i also like the idea of doing it on the home. Never did that. 

At home on their bed or favorite spot on the couch would be the best. I wish I would have asked our vet about a house visit with our last dog. 

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I love judgemental people, you are all so perfect. Especially the nazi puncher.

 

I have had dogs my whole life. On my 4th dog as an adult. First one, Buster, ran off at night when being let out for a pee, and died in the woods. Second, Amy, went down to the basement and passed while I was sleeping. Third dog, Niki, I had to bring to the vet. While making the decision, I started falling apart. When the decision was made to put her to sleep, I hung out with her, held her, and loved and kissed her. After the first shot, it seemed like just seconds, and she was unresponsive. At that point I was really becoming unglued. I continued to pet her and talk to her, trembling and crying uncontrollably. When the vet came back in, I asked if Niki knew  I was there, if she could hear me. The vet said no. At that point, I was an absolute mess and decided not to watch the shot that would stop her heart. I love all my dogs. I kept from getting another one because I wasn't sure if I could take another round of that kind of heartbreak. A stray came to my house about a year and a half ago, I kept him instead of bringing him to a shelter, I posted here about him, his name is Buddy. He, along with the rest of my dogs, have all had everything they needed, especially love. Much more love than I could give to any judgemental pos human. If any of you choose to view me in a negative way, keep it to yourself. If you dont, dont be surprised if I crack you in the jaw if I ever meet you.

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