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Old 04-06-2014, 05:59 PM
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It is so much more difficult to make this decision because we did have a good day with him today. He seemed happy and instead of totally laying around all day, was up, or when laying would keep his head up. Even ate almost a whole can of tuna! He eats twice a day, and usually the vomiting this time around is right when he wakes in the morning, mostly bile. His bowel movements are pure liquid. They have tested for pancreatitis, which came back negative. I feel like I am selfishly making this decision for me, I cannot get out of my head the fact that maybe we can get more good days with him, that it will be my fault if we put him down before it is truly his end. But I am so fearful of him having more seizures, of suffering.

He is off of the appetite inducers for a few days now, and they took him off the antibiotics after he stopped eating last week, so for over a week now. He had been on them about 7 days.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:39 PM
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Default Re: Please help me, is it time to put my beloved dog to rest?

another thought is EPI

there are other members who have this condition where the body does not provide digestive enzymes to digest food anymore or very limited

i actually thought this as a possibility for my jesse at one time and never new of the disorder .

the solution is fairly simple by providing digestive enzymes to help food to be digested

maybe some other members with this condition can provide more info

many times diabetes is just a result of something else that has occurred or occurring with the pancreas or other digestive issues . thats why we see so many problems that can occur with diabetes that is digestive in nature
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:05 PM
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I feel like I am selfishly making this decision for me, I cannot get out of my head the fact that maybe we can get more good days with him, that it will be my fault if we put him down before it is truly his end. But I am so fearful of him having more seizures, of suffering.
I think this is why you maybe should get the ultrasound or get some further testing. That way, if it is something bad, at least you would know it and maybe it would make this decision easier. You won't be second guessing that maybe he just had a bad week and then take on the self doubt that maybe you did act too quickly. You have to do what makes you feel better about it and at peace with it.

Also, I would look into EPI.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:46 AM
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I am not there with you to witness the complete situation, but let me tell you something in my decades of experiences of rescuing dogs. 6 times, more than one vet suggested me to put a dog down (6 different dogs). I went along with once, refused 5 times. And among those 5 times, I brought everyone of them back to life.

Illness will definitely discomfort your dog, but is he suffering or not? Or he's just sailing through to try to get better? I am not saying you should not consider the vet's opinion, but it's a one time only decision. If you make a mistake, there's no turning back. There are times, some people criticize me as 'selfish' to not to put a dog down, I replied to them 'I am not God, I don't play God. If God hasn't taken him, there's a reason for it, I am not either.' That's just my belief. I am not saying I am right. I can be wrong in every ways, but I take that step with extreme caution.

Also, let's not forget vets are, even if they are good vets and they are your friends, rarely taking care of your dog with love. They are more like, treating your dog as a professional, an expert, a guide. They've seen too many animals get sick, get worse, have to be put to sleep, they get numb even if they don't want to be. They understand it is a tough decision, but they will most likely not thinking in the same channel as you will.

I am not trying to change your decision or anything, I am just trying to help. If indeed it's time to go, there's no better option for your beloved pup. Again, the decision is tough, good or bad, can affect the rest of our lives.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:19 PM
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I would do the ultrasound so you know what you are dealing with. Then you can make an informative decision
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