Question: I have to kill my dog tomorrow?
Hello...by reading on, you promise to give serious answers only. My dog. She is a boxer mix. I have had her as far back as I can remember. tomorrow my family will have to kill her. She cries everyday and can't sit. I have a picnic today so I won't see her much today. It came so sudden. I'm only 13. Please help. She is dying. Help me make the right decision. Thank you.
Her quality of life is very poor, and she can't be comfortable if she's crying all the time. Putting her to sleep is the kindest thing you can do for her. Please don't let your beloved friend suffer because you want to keep her around. This is a very hard thing to do, but the right things usually are hard.
I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Big hugs to you.
Well this is very sad I had to put my best beloved dog to sleep. He couldn't sit down with out crying out also. He had some type of cancer. It really hurt me but you know what all good animals go to a better place. I know he isn't in pain anymore. Yes you will miss your pet very much. However you don't want your pet to be in so much pain that she is crying out all the time. Just make up your mind that your pet is loved and this is an act of love that you are making sure that she isn't going to suffer anymore. If a large dog or even a small one can't sit down with out crying something usually is wrong with the hind legs. Dogs have a huge play mode, and she can't play anymore or sit down with out pain. The vets have a very gentle way of putting a needle into an animal, they are very kind people most always. If that is bothering you it would hurt you more if she can't eat, and has to squat to you know. Her bowls could back up and it would be worse. Part of loving an animal is knowing and taking the responsibility in knowing what is best when it is their time to go, and what we need to do for them. It is a very hard decision to make most of us don't want to have to make it. But you will always love her and she will know you loved her, and you just have to let her go so she won't suffer. It is never easy but it may be the best thing to do.
Ok, the first thing you need to do is re-frame how you approach this.
You are not going to "kill" your dog. You are going to end her pain.
The decision to put a sick dog to sleep is the most loving and difficult thing you can do. Your dog spent every day of her life loving you. Now is the time for you to step up and return that love. To make the pain and suffering stop. To let her go with love and dignity.
She is crying every day and can't sit. That's a good sign that she spends every minute of every day in pain. She is not enjoying life. She gets up every day and suffers because she thinks it makes you happy. She only wants to please you. So she goes on and fights for every breath. She hurts.
You are going to make that pain stop.
You said she is dying. By putting her to sleep, you allow her to go to the rainbow bridge with her family near her.
Many people chose to be in the room with their dogs. I did. It was such a blessing. He got to pass on with the person he loved most holding him. The last thing he heard was me telling him I loved him. The last thing he felt was me holding and petting him. It was very peaceful.
He did not die in pain.
He did not die alone and scared.
The process is very peaceful. The vet will come in and check your dog. The vet won't do it unless it's the right thing to do. Then they will shave a very small place on her front leg. The vet will give her one shot. This shot will make her very sleepy and relax her. Then the vet gives a second shot and this one stops her heart.
Your family can be there with her. You can cry as hard as you want. You can tell her you love her. You can thank her for all the years of friendship she gave you. And you will see her again. I firmly believe dogs go to heaven.
But if it's too hard for you to go into the room with her, then your vet will be there.
From what you have posted, your family is making the right decision. It's hard and it breaks your heart. But you do it because you love you girl.
Here is the Rainbow Bridge poem: http://rainbowsbridge.com/poem.htm
If she is in serious pain and is getting old put her out of her misery. And don't go to the picnic spend the day with your dog, u can have a picnic anytime, but it might be ur last time with your dog.
If she is in real pain and she is crying in pain, then it may be best to take her to the vets and put her to sleep
Hi Honey. I know how miserable you feel. When I was your age we had to have our 15 yr. old collie put "to sleep" as they called it then, It is like having your brother or sister killed. Even worse! You never had a fight with your dog,or even a quibble... Think about what a wonderful life she has had, and how she must hurt now if she can't even sit down, and cries all the time. She knows she is dying, and with dogs it is a natural part of the life cycle, they don't worry about it at all! When the vet gives her the shot, they just put it GENTLY into her skin, and they won't let her see it so she won't be scared. You are doing the ONLY thing that can be done to help her. IT IS the right thing. Make her a beautiful grave with flowers, and put her favorite toys in the box that you bury her in, We had a nice funeral, and invited all the people that loved our Sheila to come. It was really very nice, and we all told funny stories about things we did with her. It IS just as hard to lose an animal, as it is to lose a person. Give yourself as much time as you need to grieve and cry for her. If possible in a little while see if you can get a new puppy . You will soon be happy again!
Awwww. :'( I am so sorry for you. I mean, it sounds like you guys have already made the desicision. I know you're really sad, but try to think of she won't suffer anymore. I know, easier said than done, but I am sure she knows you love her. Before tomorrow, talk to her ( that sounds stupid, but it helps cause its like they understand) and let her know you love her forever and always. At least you have had her for a long time, lots of good memories. Kiss her goodbye. Hope this helps, sorry for the bad news:'(
I honestly think that you will miss her a lot if you decide to put her down. But think about how she must be feeling. If you were in a coma, and you were in extreme pain, and you couldn't tell anyone to just pull the plug on the life support, and they all decided to let you live on for awhile longer, you would not like it. She is in pain, it may be her time to go. If you don't want her to, that is your choice though.
As an animal lover, especially dogs and particularly boxers, i must say. Im sad by this story. But, the right thing to do is humanely put your dog to sleep. If she is in pain and suffering, you are only prolonging her pain.
If she is in serious pain and it cannot be fixed surgically, it is her time. You will have to let her go. She needs to be at peace and it is up to you and your family to give her that peace. I am sorry for your loss, in advance.
What do you mean? You've already made a decision. I'm sorry that this is happening, but it happens to everybody who own a dog, has family, or has another living creature.
You may be only 13 but please dont think of it as killing your dog think of it as relieving the pain she is in by putting her to sleep.,
Spend what ever time you have with her and cherish that .
if she cant eat and walk like a normal dog or on her own and she looks to sick to go on you will have to put her down soon so she dosent suffer. im sorry to tell you that :(
I am sorry, but put her down she is in so much pain the best you can do is stop the pain from hurting her an sorry again.
If your parents aren't going to get the dog treated at the vet then it's better being put down, rather than living in pain or being dumped at a shelter where it will probably be put down anyway
you don't want her to suffer don't think of it as killing it is putting to sleep she will be happier with no pain trust me
Good afternoon! I always give serious answers, and I will show you nothing but respect. I'm very sorry to hear about your dog. What was she mixed with? Dogs are always very special to me, and I know you feel the same way. It sounds like she is in a lot of pain. Try to spend a lot of time with her and make her last day on earth as happy as possible. Illness can take our loved ones without notice. I'm sorry you are so young. What exactly is wrong with your dog? Are you going to have her euthanized tomorrow? I don't recommend euthanasia unless you know what is killing your dog. That would really help me answer your question more completley.