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Old January 20th, 2013, 08:42 AM   #21
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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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Old January 20th, 2013, 08:47 AM   #22
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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.
O so if your child was sick to the point of possible death you would do the same? I know my dog is like my child, I've raised her since she was 8 weeks old. I can be sure everyone else that has a dog feels the same way. Dogs can be better then people most times. They love you no matter what the situation even if they've done something to upset you. I know few humans who are as tolerant as a dog.

To the OP as everyone else said take her to the vet. this should have been your first action. If they suggest that the dog is in alot of pain or it's something major it may be time to say goodbye. 12 years is a long life for a shepherd/chow. Be glad you had her around for that long.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 08:50 AM   #23
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If the time comes Adam you can go straight to a crematory.
http://www.faithfulcompanion.com/royal-oak-mi/

The vet can make arrangements, but they will make their cut on it too. You can cut out the middle man and take the dog yourself. If you need to borrow a few bucks give me call Adam.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 08:52 AM   #24
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The vet we usually take her to is closed. Does anyone have any suggestion for my local area?

I know it will cost what it cost but does anyone have any idea what I should be expecting for the emergency office visit and worst case putting the dog down/cremation.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #25
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i sent you a pm for a low cost vet clinic that is open today. it's a bit of a drive for you but well worth it IMO
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Old January 20th, 2013, 08:58 AM   #26
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Emergency vet visits are expensive, just ask my brother he us apug that is allergic to everything.
Try this place too. Call and see if they have any appointments.

http://www.unionlakepets.com/

It's a drive but they are open on Sunday(it is where I take my dog).
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:01 AM   #27
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Adam there is a emergency vet on Ann arbor rd just west of I275. I took my German Shepard there when a pit bull attacked him. They are very fair on pricing. Also look up ace animal clinic on Wayne rd between Palmer and glenwood. Not sure if they are open today. But also very fair on pricing. And I'm still recovering from the flu but if you need to bury your dog I have some pick axes and the frost is only a coue inches thick as it only froze over night. I will help you.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:04 AM   #28
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Emergency vet visits are expensive, just ask my brother he us apug that is allergic to everything.
Try this place too. Call and see if they have any appointments.

http://www.unionlakepets.com/

It's a drive but they are open on Sunday(it is where I take my dog).
X2, that damn dog is as high maintenance as the other three women in my house

On a serious note call union lake vet they will take care of you.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:08 AM   #29
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If you can afford it, take the dog to the clinic. Let the vet tell you your options. Putting a ton of money that you don't have into an old dog is a hard thing to do. At the end of the day, it's a decision between you and your wife about how much you value your dog and what it means to your family as opposed to what you can or cannot afford.

I could never shoot an animal that has been part of my family. I've had a dog euthanized and it's one of the hardest things you will ever do. I've also had 2 dogs die on the same night. I was digging a grave for one and ended up stopping to hold the other one in my arms as it had it's last breath. It's heart breaking................ that is if you care.

I'll give you one more thought. I had a 14 year old dog that we had since a pup. He was dying of kidney failure but was alert as could be. We made the appointment to have him put down. When the assistant came into the waiting room, she asked us if we wanted to go in back with him. We said NO. She carried him away wrapped in his favorite blanket and he was looking over her shoulder at me like "aren't you coming with me?" I've always regretted that I didn't have the balls to hold him as he died. I pussed out. My suggestion to you is that if you choose to have him put down, stay with him to the end.

Remember this, your dog has always given you unconditional love and faithfulness. Don't let him down.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:11 AM   #30
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i had to do this a couple of years ago with my 2 yr old plott....same situation and have never seen another dog like her (every dog is different)

make sure you/wife/kids get all the hugs in that you can at home and on the way to the vet.
not sure how old kids are, but at least you need to be comforting the pup when they do it....it'll happen pretty quick (30 sec or less)

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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:12 AM   #31
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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.
I also did not say to shoot the dog in front of the wife and kids unless they can handle it. No different than taking them hunting.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:14 AM   #32
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O so if your child was sick to the point of possible death you would do the same? I know my dog is like my child, I've raised her since she was 8 weeks old. I can be sure everyone else that has a dog feels the same way. Dogs can be better then people most times. They love you no matter what the situation even if they've done something to upset you. I know few humans who are as tolerant as a dog.

To the OP as everyone else said take her to the vet. this should have been your first action. If they suggest that the dog is in alot of pain or it's something major it may be time to say goodbye. 12 years is a long life for a shepherd/chow. Be glad you had her around for that long.
My kids are different than animals.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:19 AM   #33
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If you can afford it, take the dog to the clinic. Let the vet tell you your options. Putting a ton of money that you don't have into an old dog is a hard thing to do. At the end of the day, it's a decision between you and your wife about how much you value your dog and what it means to your family as opposed to what you can or cannot afford.

I could never shoot an animal that has been part of my family. I've had a dog euthanized and it's one of the hardest things you will ever do. I've also had 2 dogs die on the same night. I was digging a grave for one and ended up stopping to hold the other one in my arms as it had it's last breath. It's heart breaking................ that is if you care.

I'll give you one more thought. I had a 14 year old dog that we had since a pup. He was dying of kidney failure but was alert as could be. We made the appointment to have him put down. When the assistant came into the waiting room, she asked us if we wanted to go in back with him. We said NO. She carried him away wrapped in his favorite blanket and he was looking over her shoulder at me like "aren't you coming with me?" I've always regretted that I didn't have the balls to hold him as he died. I pussed out. My suggestion to you is that if you choose to have him put down, stay with him to the end.

Remember this, your dog has always given you unconditional love and faithfulness. Don't let him down.
heh, we were posting at the same time...i didn't see your post when i made mine.
i woudn't call anyone a puss....it was a really hard thing to do but you're right...i think it was because she never left my side and i couldn't leave hers.

i think the euthenasa (sp?) was $80 on a tuesday (not sunday) morning....including disposal and since she was such a big dog (she could pour a cup of coffee if she wanted to) we'd felt we didn't need to keep her physical body for anything and we didn't want our other dog to dig her up (we did it in feb and the ground was too hard to dig to put her in the yard anyway). they took a cast of her paw print and gave it to us the next day.

we took her favorite toy, my shredded hat (she could kill a ball cap in 2 seconds), on of my wife's shoes she'd worked over pretty good, her blanket...put it in a shoe box and burried it in the spring under her tree

sux...

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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:21 AM   #34
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tomorrow, before school, have the kids say good bye to pooch. go to vet, have vet do the right thing. when $$ available have dog cremated and family buries ashes as a final farewell. we've had 4 dogs. it's NEVER easy.

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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:29 AM   #35
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Dogs hide their pain for survival reasons, you probably don't know what is really wrong. Go see a vet and have no regrets. My 13 year old Aussie injured his back in May, it was a month of work, steroids and pain killers but now he gets around ok with no drugs or pain. At this age it wouldn't be fair to put him through major surgery but you don't know what your options are yet.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:46 AM   #36
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Wilson's animal hospital is gonna be your cheapest bet on a Sunday. They're a hospital, that is cheaper than my regular vet visit.

They are located in Romeo.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:48 AM   #37
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I also did not say to shoot the dog in front of the wife and kids unless they can handle it. No different than taking them hunting.
The compassion he was referring to was towards silver bullets feelings. Your comment had zero compassion towards his situation and you came across as a giant asshole. I agree with concreteguy.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 11:33 AM   #38
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I'll give you one more thought. I had a 14 year old dog that we had since a pup. He was dying of kidney failure but was alert as could be. We made the appointment to have him put down. When the assistant came into the waiting room, she asked us if we wanted to go in back with him. We said NO. She carried him away wrapped in his favorite blanket and he was looking over her shoulder at me like "aren't you coming with me?" I've always regretted that I didn't have the balls to hold him as he died. I pussed out. My suggestion to you is that if you choose to have him put down, stay with him to the end.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 11:35 AM   #39
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Lost my buddie not too long ago. Its really hard, just look back on all the good times you were able to enjoy together.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 11:59 AM   #40
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If raised by you I doubt it.

Sorry to hear about your dog silver. I don't have anything to add other than I really understand where you are on this. Make sure everyone in the family talks and knows all the options. You don't want anyone to feel left out on making a choice for a family pet.
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