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Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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You have an 8 year old lab who is limping and after taking her to a specialist and spending 5000 you learn its cancer and its spreading from her right leg up to her throat.

She is in pain and on pain medication.

There really is only three options at this point.

1. Surgery to cut out as much cancer as they can but it will come back, they aren't sure how long maybe 3 months maybe a year.

2. Let it go and eventually she will be in to much pain to walk to her food bowl or go outside to the bathroom.

3. Put her to sleep.

You have two children that were born after you had the dog who love her and will be heartbroken when she dies.
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 14, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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Krysta784
by Dani on Nov. 14, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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Put her down. This is about the dog's quality of life, not your kid's feelings. It's just mean to make her live in pain. Use it as a teaching moment to teach your kids about grief, life, and death. 

vegaswife2011
by LMAO on Nov. 14, 2013 at 4:22 PM

I'm not sure. I'm sorry, hugs, and good luck mama!  

spunky946
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 4:23 PM
I would probably put her down.
LilliesValley
by on Nov. 14, 2013 at 4:23 PM

put her down. thats what id want done for me.

Leissaintexas
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 4:24 PM
Put her down. I couldn't stand to see her suffer or just watch it keep coming back. That's just cruel.
LilliesValley
by on Nov. 14, 2013 at 4:24 PM

 

well said.

Quoting Krysta784:

Put her down. This is about the dog's quality of life, not your kid's feelings. It's just mean to make her live in pain. Use it as a teaching moment to teach your kids about grief, life, and death. 


 

OwlNuggets
by HAIL NUGGY! on Nov. 14, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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We have the option of letting our animals die with dignity and grace whereas humans must suffer til the bitter end where they may lose all shadow of the person they once were.

It's never easy to make this decision, but love has a way of facing us up against the hardest choices.

Choose to define her life and the love your family has given her by giving her a dignified death.



AVE SATANAS!
AuntieM
by Gold Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM
Put her down. She doesn't understand why she's in pain and you can't explain it to her. Same thing with putting her through surgery. The humane thing would be to put her down.
JulyBabies
by Gold Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Put her to sleep. It's one thing for kids to lose a pet and another to see her suffer. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 14, 2013 at 4:37 PM
Thanks for the answers, would you do it now or after the holidays? Would you have one last Christmas with her or let her go now?
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