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Old 09-23-2020, 10:32 PM
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Default Dog is dying of Cancer has tumor in throat ...

Dog was acting strange took him to Vet and sure enough after the biopsy of the ulcer doc calls and says this is the most aggressive cancer he's ever seen as a vet, turns out he has terminal stage 4 cancer. Poor thing is struggling to breath gasping for air,crying and it pains me to see him like this.

He's on gabapentin and dam seeing him like this hurts like hell. He was always there for me when I came home and had unconditional Love for our family. I never cry, been through some Rough sh*t in my life but last few days have been harder then people in my own family who've passed. He was in all seriousness my best friend and fishing buddy. Got him in 2007 and he is 13. Doctor said around 3 weeks or less and said he recommends to put him down....

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Old 09-23-2020, 10:48 PM
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I'm sorry to hear what you're going through. It's the downside of owning pets, they become family and you know this day will come. Had a 22yr old cat that got throat cancer. Once he started to act like he was in pain, I had the vet put him to sleep. This guy never missed a night sleeping by my side, then one day he couldn't make it onto the bed..stopped eating/drinking at same time. It's not fair to let them suffer to the end.
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Feed him a big kickass steak and eggs breakfast in the morning and take him to the vet to go to sleep.

3 years ago I did the same for my 10yo lab, raised him from 5 weeks. Cancer, slipped disk in back, etc. Steriods and meds were hell on him and us. I waited a couple weeks too long. The dog will do nothing but suffer.

It sounds rude but let’s be brutally honest. The only reason I kept Shooter going on meds and a walking harness as long as I did was my own selfishness and unwillingness to say goodbye. Don’t make the same mistake I did. 100% the right thing to do is say goodbye ASAP.

I cried like a GD baby and I cried this week when Shooters brother (owned by a friend) died in his sleep.

Im sure your dog would tell ya you were a helluva a human and you’re doing the right thing. Good luck and be strong.
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I don't have any advice. You'll know what and when.

Be here now with your pup. Tell him how much you love him. He'll understand.

Bless up my friend. My heart goes out to you and your pup.


ps It's OK to cry. It's heathy for you. It means you are a good, caring human. Take care.



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Originally Posted by Burgmane View Post
Feed him a big kickass steak and eggs breakfast in the morning and take him to the vet to go to sleep.

3 years ago I did the same for my 10yo lab, raised him from 5 weeks. Cancer, slipped disk in back, etc. Steriods and meds were hell on him and us. I waited a couple weeks too long. The dog will do nothing but suffer.

It sounds rude but let’s be brutally honest. The only reason I kept Shooter going on meds and a walking harness as long as I did was my own selfishness and unwillingness to say goodbye. Don’t make the same mistake I did. 100% the right thing to do is say goodbye ASAP.

I cried like a GD baby and I cried this week when Shooters brother (owned by a friend) died in his sleep.

Im sure your dog would tell ya you were a helluva a human and you’re doing the right thing. Good luck and be strong.
Agree. I carried our dog Rock into the vet, Duke if I recall right, on a dark and rainy night. GF was bawling her eyes out. After vet did his exams and all they put him under to do a proper eval. They came back with a similar diagnosis and offered to bring him to a conscious state so we could say goodbye. We chose not to as it was best. It was tough saying bye but it was the right decision no doubt. Long and sad ride home.
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I know it is extremely difficult, but yes, it is time to say good bye.
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Cook the lil buddy some steaks. When my dog was dying of tumors and such i'd always grill an extra steak, burger, breakfast, whatever for him. My gf cried when we had to put him down, the vet even cried cause he had the same vet for his whole life. Nother dog passed, vet cried and wrote her a poem. Made her a funeral with flowers and such. My current dog is 11-12. He has tumors on his belly but not life threatening just yet.

Sorry to hear this. Dogs are like kids. Losing them is part of life but it's definately hard. Hang in there. I'm sure he had a good life.
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I was on the salt slaughtering Reds when my wife called and said my Chocolate Lab had died.
It was the worst fishing trip I ever made. All they want is to be with you... and a bite of your dinner.


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Time to do the right thing. It's the worse time I've ever had to deal with but you'd be doing the right thing.
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My dog as a teenager developed tumor in throat size of baseball. Skin split open....bled everywhere. Had to be put down. Sorry to hear.
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Sorry to hear our dogs become family and its tough. We had a close call with ours recently had a tumor on spleen and it was either surgery to find out what and if was cancerous or put him down we opted for the $1,600 surgery and prayed luckily it came back clean and he feels alot better but man was tough and i can only imagine if would went the other way.

Had to put old choc lab down once due to age was not good at all and the kids were young tough.
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God I know it's tough, that's why I never had a second. Good luck.
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We waited a little too long with our Lacey last fall. Cancer sucks and i know the heart break you are facing. They don't understand and it is so hard parting with a creature that is pure loyalty and love.

Just have to tell your self that they had a kick ass life and they are no longer in pain.
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My dad let dogs go way too long and they suffered.
If they're making noise, they're in pain and suffering.
Do the right thing.
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One of the toughest things to do. Been there too many times. I'm sorry you are loosing your friend.
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Very tough situation. I was there a few years ago with our beloved Thor. I still miss him, even though it was time to say goodbye.

As difficult as this is, stay with your dog during the procedure. He will appreciate you being there. Say goodbye, talk to him, and expect to cry.

You have my sincere condolences.




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Positivity and hugs......unfortunately you have to let go....☹️

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A dog's best moment is when they see you. They love you and will do everything to make sure they do not disappoint to include masking pain. It's a terribly hard decision to make but it is the correct one.

As hard as it is to do, stay there with your dog until the end. He will be scared but comforted knowing you are there. Let his last memory be of you holding him.

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I am sorry, I been in your exact situation 2 years ago, my lab was 8. Vet told me 2 weeks but he's suffering. Took him home spent the day with him next morning we took the ride. I wanted him to have only great memories. Don't let your selfishness cause him any pain. It's hard but you will find comfort knowing he's no longer suffering.
Agree with K9medic - be there till the end, you will be his last memory.
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Damn, I'm tearing up just thinking about when the time comes for my buddy. You know what needs to be done. You owe him that.

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