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|11-05-2008, 02:37 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: essex,united kingdom
my dog was put down today
Hello i would just like to thank you all, i have 2 yorkshire terriers that are 11, one of the has been very ill for the last two days with server coughing and problems breathing after reading on here about the collapsed tracheal me and my mum called the emergency vet, he was taken in and they said that his lungs had collapsed and that he would need to be put down, she gave him some injections and we were allowed to bring him home for the evening to say goodbye to his brother and our family, he was very ill throughout the night and we took him this morning to say our goodbyes, he went very quickly and im glad hes out of pain however he is dearly missed, im very worried and concerned about my other dogs welfare, have you got any tips about what we should do as he's now on his own and may find this difficult?
thanks again for all your help on here, if it wasnt for this website he may of suffered alot longer then he already had thanks.
|11-05-2008, 03:06 AM||#2|
His ♥beat at my feet
Join Date: Apr 2008
omg I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine. I am sure you have lots of precious memories. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Member of the Sweetheart Club
|11-05-2008, 03:20 AM||#3|
Twinkle & Wicket's Mum
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kent, England
Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your loss I'm not great with advice I'm afraid, but hopefully someone here will be able to give u some hints on how to help your other little one to adjust to the loss of his brother. It takes a great deal of love and compassion to come to the decision to put a much-loved pet to sleep - you did the right thing. Am thinking of u xxx xxx xxx
Love from Claire (Me!) mummy to skindaughters Mia and Lucia, furdaughter Twinkleand fursons Wicket and Ozzy
'Treat stressful situations like a dog; pee on them then walk away.'
|11-05-2008, 04:23 AM||#4|
Lovin' Lucy & Rebel
Join Date: Aug 2006
I am so sorry for your loss.
Kim , Rebel ,and baby Dixie
RIP my sweet Lucy
|11-05-2008, 04:37 AM||#5|
Donating YT 10K Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: at da beach
Blog Entries: 2
I am so very sorry for your loss. It's is just heartbreaking for both you and the fur friend he left behind. I don't have any real advice on helping the other....but I would lavious lots of extra attention on him now.
Deb, Reese, Reggie, Frazier, Libby, Sidney, & Bodie
Trace & Ramsey who watch over us
|11-05-2008, 05:52 AM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: essex,united kingdom
thankyou so much for all your support, its very comforting to know that we made the right decision, its so very hard to see anyone or anything die, i would do anything to get him back, but to know that he is at peace now and not in pain is so much better than him suffering here. i will continue to comfort my dog and lavish him with attention, the vet did say that it will take around about a month for my other dog to start acting normal again, he keeps walking around looking for him and when we took him for a walk he didnt get very excited which is extremely strange, but hopefully he will get better thanks to all of you again.
|11-05-2008, 09:03 AM||#11|
♥♥beats @ my feet!
Join Date: Jan 2006
Aw, it's so sad to think of your pup that is left behind wondering where his buddy is. I am so sorry for your loss-a very difficult one.
Jamie, Mom to Mayzie and Mozes
|11-05-2008, 09:24 AM||#12|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Largo, FL
Sorry for your loss. I feel for you and your other furbaby, i can't imagine what it's like on them as its so painful for us. Give em lots of attention like someone suggested maybe just keeping him occupied and his mind busy will be best....
Dudley Doo and Dexter too!!!
RIP (12/93-10/08) MY LIL JULZ!!!
|11-05-2008, 09:52 AM||#13|
Donating YT 7000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alabama, etc.
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I don't know what to do to comfort your remaining baby, just the suggestions already made. God bless you.
|11-05-2008, 10:01 AM||#14|
Join Date: May 2008
I am sorry for your loss and the decision you had to make. I have a sick Yorkie we are nursing he has a liver problem, stable at present. Last year my male was hit by a car and my female kept going to the area where my son had his body in the front room. It took her awhile. WE all are so attentive to the dogs so that helped. She kept looking all over the place for were he could be.
We had a blessing out of the loss, my female had been impregnated so she whelped her pups 15 days after Buddy had been hit by the car.
That kept her busy. WE didn't really know for sure she was pregnant until about 1 week after we lost buddy. She wasn't showing any signs. The wegiht gain seemed to come on all at once.
I still miss buddy he was wonderful.
|11-05-2008, 10:17 AM||#15|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Aug 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the same thing happen a few years ago and my little guy, Jesse, was the heart of my heart. He too was sick all night and I prayed that he would go to Rainbow Bridge on his own, but that was not to be. I am happy that I could make the decision to grant him peace and freedom from his earthly pain.
I know how badly it hurts but you made the right decision. Heartbreak can be part of giving our hearts to these Yorkies but it is worth it. Pay special attention to your remaining little guy and give him the time he needs to grieve. Watch his food and fluid intake, and at times, you might find that he needs to be distracted with a special treat or toy. It will take time for him to get used to being by himself and you might be advised to go out and get another Yorkie right away. That is a decision only you can make.
Give yourselves time to grieve and do not try to hide your feelings. Some might say "He was only a dog!" Shame on them!!! He was a beloved family member and must be grieved for as such. So, seek out people who understand your loss and grief. Don't be surprised if you "feel" him near you. Don't be surprised if you "hear" his little footsteps at the oddest times. That is a part of the loss process. One of my dogs would stand and stare as if he SAW someone or something and I am convinced he was actually seeing Jesse's spirit.
These animals are amazing and your boy will be such a help in getting thru this.
Prayers are being sent your way for peace in your heart as you grieve for your loss.