My dog is really, really old and though

My dog is really, really old and though there's nothing seriously wrong with him I sometimes wish there were so I could have him put down. I feel so bad watching him wander around the house, mostly blind and with arthritis in every limb. He doesn't even know me any more. He's alive and he eats but it's like he's a walking ghost already. I try to remember all of the good times when he was younger and it almost makes me cry to think that I would even consider ending his life. But I still think about doing it.

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  • I had a dog once. It died.

  • ^ I had to go through that as well with my childhood dog. It sucks bad, but it was worse watching her in pain all the time. I still miss that dog, and none other that I have had could come close to her. . .I miss you still Crystal.

  • ^ Thanks everyone, I know it will have to come to that sooner or later, it's just so hard to do it. I have already been through it once with my first dog. I feel like I'm re-living that whole thing over again.

  • my dog got to this point to, except she had extreme pain in her hips. its better to put them down, that way they arent in pain anymore..

    its one of the hardest things you'll ever have to do.

  • I had a dog that was my best friend. His mind was still there meaning he knew me and everything but his body would not let him stand without great difficulty and he too was in pain from his age and things. It was h****** all of us to watch him suffer for teh previous 2 years. We had a vet come over to the house. I said my goodbyes to him that morning and left for work. My wife and parents stayed with him when the vet put him down at our house. I couldn;t be there because...I just couldn't. It was very sad and I didn't do well at work that day but I still think it was the right decision.

  • Well, maybe you should! I mean if he is in pain all the time from arthritis, it may be time to do it.

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