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dog is dying - July 23rd 2009, 06:40 PM

my dog penny is dying, my parents think she'll make it maybe 3-4 more months
i dont want to lose my baby i've had penny since i was 5 she's been with me through everything, i love her so much, shes got arthritis and we keep her pain away with meds that are damaging her liver,
i pray that if penny does pass on within the next few months its painlessly and in her sleep, i cant help but cry while i type this,
i need advice i cant stand the thought of losing another pet(i lost my hamster about 3 years ago), it hurts so much knowing that my dog is dying


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Re: dog is dying - July 23rd 2009, 07:27 PM

when I was a kid, my dog got a cancerous tumor in his mouth, I hand fed him yogart for the last two days, but my dad told me something that I have never forgot, dogs only feel 3 things, happiness, fear, and pain. He left it up to me to decide when my dog was no longer happy, and when the fear and/or pain was in control.
I have always lived with the knowlege that I was able to make him as comfortable as possible, for as long as possible, and feel that I made the correct choice when I had to. I hope you can say the same thing someday. Stay strong for your dog. She needs you more now then ever x <3 Hope your ok


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Re: dog is dying - July 23rd 2009, 08:13 PM

I can't imagine how awful that feels. I can't bare the thought of one of my two dying. They just have some comfort that humans can't give.
Stay strong and enjoy your time together now.
Then when she does go you'll have some form of closure
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Re: dog is dying - July 24th 2009, 04:02 AM

Im sorry to hear about your dog. It will be ok and Mike is right. Dogs only feel Happiness, Fear and Pain. Keep your head high, think positive and your dog will not feel pain anymore once she passes on. Keep your head up, everything will be ok in the end. Pm me if you need to talk (:
   
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Re: dog is dying - July 24th 2009, 07:46 PM

Hey there, Ashley.

I'm really sorry to hear about Penny. =( It's clear to me how much she means to you and that she is a very special part of your life. Pets become members of our families, especially after having been around for so long, and it can be really hard to say goodbye to them.

When I was about your age my cat had arthritis and was in a lot of pain. We'd had her since I was an infant and letting go of her was very hard for all of my family. We worked through it together, though, and hopefully your family can be here for you during this difficult time.

There's not much you can do, as hard as that may be to accept. Try to enjoy your time with Penny and make her last few months happy. Take care of yourself and Penny. Let me know if you need anything.



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Re: dog is dying - July 25th 2009, 12:22 AM

Hey Ashley.

Losing a pet, especially one that you have had almost your entire life, is certainly hard. You need to keep in mind, that once she passes, she won't be in pain, and she will always have a special place in your heart. Keep praying, and maybe, your dog can hold on for a few extra months.

Spend as much time with her as you can, cherish every memory, and make sure to take lots of pictures to remember all the good times! Stay strong, you can get through this!

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