They can't just put your dog down on the spot without your permission and if they examine him and decide that being put down is the humane option, then you are perfectly within your rights to ask for some pain killers for him and allow him to die at home.
Old thread, etc etc. I hope you got him looked at and didn't put your worries about losing him before his welfare.
Frightened to take old dog to vet incase they put him down :( Watch
- 17-01-2011 15:11
- 18-01-2011 12:29
I know it's a hard thing to even remotely think about, but watching an old animal suffer isn't nice at all and you need to put the dog's life in front of your own insecurities and worries. The vet will decide what's best, and they can't euthanise an animal without the owner's permission.
(Original post by panda_baby)
- 18-01-2011 12:40
I have a 14 year old yorkshire terrior, and in the past year or so he's suffered the occasional seizure, which seems to have stopped now but has left his back legs pretty stiff.
In the past few weeks I've noticed him lose a fair bit of weight and be generally quite weak, and have just found a weird lump thing on his belly, it's bright pink with a black head. I'm thinking it must be cancer, and wanted to take him to the vets, but now people are telling me that when they took their old dog to the vet with a growth they put him down straight away My friend said it'd be better for him to die at home (considering the rate of his decline) rather than subject him to examinations at the vet and being put down, and I'd never forgive myself if he died whilst being somewhere weird and being scared, but I keep thinking maybe it isn't cancerous! Although there'd still be prodding and probing I guess
I must sound really selfish for considering keeping him here, but I know what a state he gets in when people (especially vets) try to examine him, let alone operate.
What do you think I should do?
I have 9 years old Yorkshire terrier and he also have some health issues.
Better take your doggy to vet because they cannot put him down without your permission.
- 18-01-2011 14:30
take him to a place that he will like it ...
stay there til you can decide ,
a vet can't tell you what's best with feeling's
must do it professionally .
whilst you can ,
like us , i believe he must want to die on a nice place beside of the one the he loves most ...
well that is if he's goin to ...