- Looks like I'll be saying goodbye to my mate (dog content) :-(
Our 8 yr old staffie boxer cross has been behaving strangely of late and after numerous visits to the vets he’s ended up in Derby pet hospital for an MRI scan.
Turns out the old fella has a brain tumour. Will find out more tomorrow about possible treatment but I don’t think we will prolong anything for him. Absolutely gutted. Will make sure he comes home for some love and the walk of his life before we say goodbye.
WesleyPosted 4 years agoScapegoatSubscriber
Very sad. I have had to say goodbye to several great dogs so far, and it never gets any easier. Just be certain that he knows how much you love him and make that last walk a belter. I’m welling up just thinking about it. Be strong and get another as soon a s you can, so many dogs need good homes.Posted 4 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
If it is the worst then try and arrange for the vet to come out to the house for his ‘final visit.’ We did this with our dog as she hated the vets. She was asleep in the kitchen and he came in and just helped her stay asleep….
Still really hard but we took a lot of comfort from knowing she was completely oblivious to the whole thing.Posted 4 years agolb77Member
We’re at the same point now. Our King Charles Spaniel will be 15 in January, she’s completely deaf and sleeps most of the day. She still enjoys a small walk and a fuss though. She had a stroke a few years back and battled back from that but when do you make the call to end things before they start suffering?
So tough 😥Posted 4 years agoschnorSubscriber
Gah, sorry to hear 🙁 ^^ definitely ask the vet for a home visit, I did this for my last dog as she hated the vets, it was really gentle and totally un-stressful for her. It’ll be really tough, but just try to remember the good times. I found getting rid of food / bowls / etc (assuming you have no more dogs that is!) as it just reminds me of them.
I lost my best mate (kitty) 6 months ago, I still catch glimpses of him out the corner of my eye occasionally but it’s only a shoe or something stupid, and I still find myself when I come in from work looking in his chair to see where he is 🙁 just try not to be too upset if this happens to you!Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for all the replies – don’t really know a lot more today, but will hopefully have some answers later.
It’s hard knowing how healthy he normally looks – he could come home tomorrow and run like a whippet. Hopefully we get to spend that bit of quality time together.
I’m currently working away on nights on the M5 in Bristol, whilst Mrs STR and little miss STR are back home nr Matlock in constant tears – poor hound is 20 miles away from home in a cage 🙁 It’s stress that makes him go downhill too, so just hoping he’s that doped up at the moment, he doesn’t know what’s going on.
Rickos – awesome memory, that was years ago. I’ll put a little montage of his life up as and when the time is fit.
Cheers all! xPosted 4 years ago
So, our little fella has left us a little sooner than we expected.
We didn’t get chance to have him home or go for that long walk. I’m 150 miles away and didn’t even get chance to say goodbye.
The vet rang and said he’d gone downhill today, so we took the decision that whilst he was sleeping to let him go.
Bless you Wesley. Sleep well little man.Posted 4 years ago
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