I'm in a real pickle here. My dog is a very sweet old man. He is 14 and I know his days are numbered. I took him into the vet today because he has been drinking water excessively and peeing as fast as he can drink it. The vet did a blood sugar test, and it's not diabetes.
He then told me it could be Cushings Disease, but with all of the testing and medicine I'd need, it would probably cost over $500. I wish I could afford it, but we simply can't - especially since he's so old, he might die in a week, who knows?
I hate it that we have to keep him in our kitchen, since he pees ALL the time. I feel like I'm back at square one, and I really don't want to put him down but I feel like it's almost our only option. Please help, ladies!!
Answer by pupmom at 12:55 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by CarolynBarnett at 12:56 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by Bmat at 1:00 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
I have a 14 yo chihuahua. He is almost blind. I kinda know what your going threw. It's a hard thing to think about letting him go. I will have to deal with that soon too. Cause mine pees and poops all over too. I can't let him out of the kitchen either. He thinks the carpet is grass I think. If you think he is suffering, in pain or discomfort. you should think of letting him go. To doggy heaven.
Answer by louise2 at 1:02 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by weezer_cookie at 1:03 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by Carajust at 1:43 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by babyspots17 at 1:50 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by ReneeK3 at 3:00 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
What I would do is probably not the best thing to do. I love my dogs and could imagine being without them. I'd probably hold onto them as long as I could, past what is right and comfortable for them. So I'll instead give you good advice. If your dog honestly has a poor quality of life and could be in pain, I would say that it may be time to put him down. I would not spend any money on any more testing. Not simply because of the money but also because poking and prodding at him and adding medical treatments into the mix when he's not feeling well isn't going to save him and might make him feel worse. I'd make him comfortable and get some doggie cloth or disposable diapers (try googling them). I know this must be so sad for you. Good luck :-)
Answer by NovemberLove at 4:09 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by KUMom2011 at 4:40 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
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