He was our dog growing up.. (im not married & havent lived w/ him since I moved out about 5 years ago)
He was such a great dog! One of the best! He was HUGE... biggest Lab I've ever seen.. people always said he looked like a giant golden bear. He had bath arthritis.. for years.. and was starting to not even get up to eat his food. He developed some bed sores... the last few days its been really hot here.. I went out to my moms house to go feed & water their two dogs extra because no one was home from working. I couldnt get him to move to even drink water so I sprayed him with the hose & realized there were maggets falling off him. I thought they were just on his skin & thought I got them all.. I was petting him for a while & then realized he actually had quarter sized holes in his back that were open wounds. Bed sores.. that turned into open wounds.. & the bugs found them. I called some people over to help me move him in my van, & then called my mom who met me at the vet. I had to leave bcuz of my 4 small children but they put him down.
he was our family dog for 15 years. We all loved him and everyone is very sad. I just am VERY upset because of the wounds he had.. he had really THICK skin.. and the vet said they could easily have been missed and even not been there very long but I cant stop thinking that my childhood dog has been being eaten at while he was just suffering. I feel like quarter sized holes in his skin SHOULD have been found. Could they really not have been there very long? I am so upst & stuck on the fact that is suffering could have been prevented a little. Obviously not his old age and arthritis.. but the holes...
Asked by Anonymous at 8:48 PM on May. 30, 2011 in Pets
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