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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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Our 12yr old German Shepard/Chow is not doing good. She has been throwing up all night, wont eat or really respond to us and her breathing is very labored. I have never had a dog pass. My only other dog was put to sleep when I was young. Im not sure how to handle this. If she does pass what are my options?

My wife is already a wreck. I am assuming my kids will be too. Not sure how I will be able to comfort 4 women.
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How bout take the dog to the vet.....feel your pain but seriously the humane thing to do is not let him suffer.....for the kids sake too.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 08:00 AM   #3
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You need to get him to the vet. They may be able to treat him or do the humane thing. Do not let him suffer.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 08:02 AM   #4
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I would take her to an emergency vet.
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A 12 year old shepard is not worth putting money into. Shoot the dog in the head wrap it up in trash bags because the ground is frozen. Throw dog in trash. Get a new dog.
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Sounds like some one should do the same to you.
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My 12 year old shepherd is having issues too. She has a spine disorder. She is on pain meds but the condition is progressing fast. Get the dog checked out by a vet. It maybe time to put him/her down. I'm not looking forward to doing it but when them time comes it is going to be rough. . You can have the dog cremated them bury the ashes in the spring.
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Why do people believe that a dog is worth pouring money into at this age. He asked what his options are l gave him the most cost effective reasonable answer there is Available. I do not have a vagina, so i do things like real men. I did not suggest torture. Put the dog out of its misery and dispose of it. No different than a deer squirrel or a cow.
It is wonderful that people here in the us have disposable income enough to be out of reality over an animal. What ever you can afford.
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My 12 year old shepherd is having issues too. She has a spine disorder. She is on pain meds but the condition is progressing fast. Get the dog checked out by a vet. It maybe time to put him/her down. I'm not looking forward to doing it but when them time comes it is going to be rough. . You can have the dog cremated them bury the ashes in the spring.
Honestly I do agree about the vet but I absolutely dont have the money for it and I guess a little scared of the truth.

I agree with the asshole above about one thing and that is the money. My dad grew up on a farm and many of our friends had farms when i was growing up. I was raised in a business mentality toward animals so putting a ton of money into one is not a option.

I am ok with paying to put her down humanly if needed. The cremation thing was kind of what I was un sure about.

Thanks for all of your reploes except one. This sucks. I can deal with the dog but it breaks my heart to see the wife and kids all tore up.
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A real man would have compassion for the feelings of his daughters/wife. I've shot a dog before, but not the family pet.
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Why do people believe that a dog is worth pouring money into at this age. He asked what his options are l gave him the most cost effective reasonable answer there is Available. I do not have a vagina, so i do things like real men. I did not suggest torture. Put the dog out of its misery and dispose of it. No different than a deer squirrel or a cow.
It is wonderful that people here in the us have disposable income enough to be out of reality over an animal. What ever you can afford.
That is not the point. Adam is distraught over his dog possibly dying. I'm probably way more man then you'll ever be and you don't see me going around making dick comments towards someone who is obviously upset. Being cold doesn't make you a "man" it makes you an asshole.
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Kinda sounds like your pup is going into Congestive Heart Failure. You really need to take the pup to the vet.

German Sheppard's are known to have spine and neurological problems. But, that doesn't sound to be the case with yours.
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