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Old 06-22-2016, 02:16 PM
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She's getting costly and a bit old in years. I think we'll keep her on painkillers for a while longer. When she can't climb the steps, I'll think we'll call it quits.
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:49 PM
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When you notice he/she is suffering. Then it's time. Never easy to say "Good bye".
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:20 PM
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Wow, what a timely thread. We are in the middle of this same decision. We have an approx. 17 yr old rescue dog (we've had her for 8 years) and things are getting bad. I thought we were going to have to put her down a few weeks ago but she rallied... but I just don't see that same zest for life and I feel like every dollar we spend now is not really extending the timeline that much... but still, sucks to make the call and I havent been able to make it yet.

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Old 06-22-2016, 10:42 PM
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Ours is just a little over nine (old for her breed). If she hadn't tore her knee up a couple months back, I think she would have been alright for another year or two, but she's basically a three legged dog at this point.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:56 AM
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We knew when our older one got bad enough, you just know. She got incontinent and starting having blood in her urine. That was it for her.
It sucks, I know, but it has to be done when the dog is miserable.
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:31 AM
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When you notice he/she is suffering. Then it's time. Never easy to say "Good bye".
OT, but God I'm so glad that when women call men "dogs" they know it's just an expression. If it weren't I'd have been put out of my misery long ago.
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:26 PM
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That sucks twocubs. Good luck with the decision. I've never gotten to that point, our few pets have done it on their own. But it may happen with the dog we have now, would be a tough call, we're so attached.

It's strange to me sometimes how we've decided it's cruel to let pets go on when they've really deteriorated, yet with humans they have to suffer every last minute through that period. Course a way more complicated question then, not sure if there are any right answers.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:06 PM
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Welp, the time has come. Taking our older dog in to the vet tonight at 5 p.m. I know it is the humane thing to do, but still sucks. We rescued her almost 8 years ago, when she was a "senior" rescue dog (they estimated her at between 8 and 10 years old at the time). I guess I can't complain about a dog living to 17 years old or so...
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That's tough one third, sorry

You gave that dog a whole lifetime though, if you hadn't rescued her she would likely have been put down 8 years ago.
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