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Question whats best for my dog...? - September 6th 2014, 08:58 PM

My family & I are 80% likely going to move within the next year to a different state in America . My dog is a very anxious and nervous little tyke and my dad doesn't want to take him with us when we move (since we will be moving to a big city/town). I personally think that we shouldn't bring him because t would make him really anxious and he is already anxious enough as it is where we live right now. I feel awful though to leave him. I know I wouldn't give him to just anybody but I feel like a terrible owner for leaving him here. My dad won't be persuaded.

What should/can I do?

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Re: whats best for my dog...? - September 6th 2014, 09:18 PM

Hi there,

I know it must be hard to have to make this decision but you wouldn't be a bad owner if you left him there. If he's an anxious dog and you honestly believe he'd be happier not moving to a big city then that makes you a good owner in my eyes for doing the responsible thing.

That being said, before you make the decision perhaps you could speak to the vet about your dog's anxiety? They might be able to advise you on ways to help keep the dog calm.

I hope this helped, take care

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Re: whats best for my dog...? - September 6th 2014, 09:56 PM

Hi Manda,

Try not to feel guilty about leaving him. It can be a very difficult decision to make, but you sound like a sensible and responsible person, and you are putting your dog's best interest first- which is definitely a good owner.

If you decide to leave him, you could check out any local animal shelters. They will look after your dog and will make sure that any potential new owners will be thoroughly investigated, so you can have peace of mind about the welfare of your dog. Alternatively, if you decide to find new owners, you can come up with some questions that you would like to ask them about their lives, other pets etc to get a better picture of what kind of home your dog will be going to.

As Cara said, has your dog been to the vets about his anxiety? They will definitely be able to recommend things to calm him down, which will be very useful for him, whatever happens.

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Re: whats best for my dog...? - September 9th 2014, 12:39 AM

I agree with what has been said above - I know making this decision can be hard but it''s great that you're looking out for the safety of your dog. When we moved, we were able to buy a spray that made my cats a whole lot calmer. I can't remember exactly where we purchased it, but something similar may be worth looking into if you decide to take your dog with you.

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