Last week my DH had to take our dog to the vet because he was thowing up and u can see he wasn't feeling good. Well the vet told us the he had a mass in his stomach and was starting to put pressure on his organs, and thjat soon he will need a surgery and even that might not work if the mass has spread anywhere then the vet said they probably will not wake him up. I really do care about him, but I am not all that upset. For example, h e bit my husband when he bent over to pick up the ball to throw and he would fetch. We need to go to the ER. Doc (dog name) bit him hard on my husband ring finger. Then one night we got Marisa to play with Doc, then next thing I know he snapped at her. She starts crying and I found a tooth mark behind her ear. I was livid to say the least. I was shaking so bad I couldn't even think coherently, and was and I honestly can say at that time I would have killed him. For a while, I experienced anxiety attacks, I was so damn scared, I actually got my first migraine. He constantly growls at her when she is by him, or just when she enters a room where he is there. I really tried to stop her from goiong to him, but I ended up putting him in the kitchen and we got a gate she she can't get to him. He still growls at her. He has alos been the main source of arguments between me and Dh. For a long time I was so damn scared that he bite her or kill her. Doc is a lab/pitt mix. I was attacked when I was younger, and Iprobably would have real severe injuries or die if is wasn't for a farmer who shot and kill the dog. Husband said it would stop once he got used to her. Well it 2 yrs later and no difference. I wanted to get rid of Doc really really bad. But dh couldn't find anyone t take him, and DH wouldn't put him in the kennels cause they end up putting him down. We have had many arguments over this damn dog! I wished we could get that dog whisper guy. Am I a cold witch? Do u all think these thoughts are bad of me?? I didn't tell my dh of these thoughts. Am I wrong to feel somewhat relieved dealing with these newer problems??
Yes dogs do get testy when they are in pain, but that isn't the case with my dog. He has been growling basically since marisa was born. My husband told me that he has to get used to her, well it has been 2 yrs.......My husband has a very habit of "humanizing" our dog. Dogs live for the moment. They do not think what has happened yrs ago. He might remember a "feeling" he had, maybe. I got a few books and DVD's from thr dog whisperer Cesaer Milon. My dog thinks he is the pack leader, so in in a way thr growling might be telling us this is his space not ours. I tried very hard to show mu husband this. The DVD's were very easy to use and put it into practice. I had no problem in showing the dog I am the pack leader, but it takes both people to do this. All he had to do was change a few of the habits hr does. Example is when we take him for a walk, u go thru the door first to show him u lead him, not him leading u. When walking, keep him by your side, or behind u, don't let him in front of u. When he is in front, it shows him he has the power over his humans. I don't know if anyone here has watched the Dog Whisperer, its a very good show, and that guy is so amazing. He even help train the President's dog. But like I was saying, my dog has ben growling at us and marisa, especially since she has been walking. As for the surgery, noway can we afford it. It starts at $1200 and up, and doesn't include the different tests and other stuff.
Answer by tootoobusy at 3:41 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
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Answer by tiffanyv123 at 7:44 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
Your dog must be in pain and doesn't want to be messed with. Animals will show agression if something is bothering them. It usually is not intentional to the owners, there is no need to be so upset. I get it, that you do not care for that dog, but to keep the peace you will have to make a effort to show the family that you will do all that you can to get doc the attention that he needs. Give the dog away or give him to a pet organization that does not euthanize animals.
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