What Would You Do? – Ann Marie Tinkler
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By Ann Marie Tinkler
If I was Margaret, as hard as it is to say or even think about I had to kind of go through the same thing with a cat I had for only 9yrs who was obese no matter what we did to try and get her to lose weight she would not do it and it did not help.
One day it happned where we had to take her to the vet because she was crying in pain and could not move because of all her weight she had a stroke and we had to have her put to sleep in order to end her suffering as heartbreaking as it was especially to me 🙁
I hate to say it it sounds like you have a tough decision to make and to be honest if your dog is not acting the same and all like he used to do when he was younger.
Then I would consider putting him to rest. It woudl be better for him so he is not suffering anymore and I totally understand how hurtful and heartbreaking it will be on you but in the long run at least you will know he is at peace and no longer suffering anymore!!!!!
I was younger and we had a dog who when I was home alone with her ran straight through our front screen door and we could not figure out why.
I went school the next day came home and she was no longer there, My parents took her to the vet and had her checked and found the reason she did what she did was because she had a stroke and there was nothing they could do to help her anymore.
It hurt me alot and took me a while to realize why they did what they did to her, Being I was only in middle school at the time.
But I do now know even though we do not want to do it and we love our pets so much that sometimes the worse thought is often the better one and helps them to be in peace and able to watch over us from heaven.
So in my opinion I feel if your friend is suffering as he he is it may be time for him to be able to keep an eye over you from up above in doggie heaven!!!!!!!
I am sorry if this does not seem to make sense in anyway I hope it does, I just want to say I know how you feel and I know how much it hurts to have to lose a beloved pet of so many years but we all knwo when it is the rigght time as hard as it it is to have to decide!!!
I hope this helps in some way and I hope you realize i completly share your pain!!!!!!