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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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My old hound dog has been going down hill since around September. This morning I woke up and heard him breathing really fast and heavy. I got up and brought him downstairs.

I let him out to use the bathroom and gave him a big bowl of water. He gulped it down. I have him more and he gulped it down. I gave him some food and he didn't touch it.

This is a dog that would eat anything at any time. I think the one time I gave him a hot pepper to see what he would do is the only time I have ever seen him spit anything even remotely resembling food out. Hell, he chewed open a glass jar with a metal lid a few months ago to eat the fish food that was in it.

I knew there was something seriously wrong with him at this point so I called out of work and rushed him to the vet. They did some examination and finally found a mass in his abdomen. He also had fluid in his lungs, which is why he couldn't breathe.

My wife is in Florida with the kids and or boxer, so I have her a call and we discussed the options. With a heavy heart and a lot of tears I had to make the decision to put him to sleep.

I'm going to really miss my buddy. He was a great dog. It's amazing how much they become a part of the family.

Do me a favor today. Give your dogs a big hug and a special treat tonight. I went to bed last night and mine seemed fine, now I sit here with a broken heart. You never know what could happen.

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I am so sorry for your loss, my friend. I have faced your decision too many times to count, as we have always surrounded ourselves with the love of critters. But despite the eventual pain of their loss, the joy that they bring (and that we bring to them) makes it all right in the end.
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Sorry, friend, I feel for you.

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Whiskey, I so sorry to hear about your pup
I know your pain & wish I had a pup to hug.

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That is such a downer. So sorry you had to do it.

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Sorry for your loss.

I haven't been able to get over the loss of my last dog so I haven't been able to replace him.

He was truly a part of the family which I'm sure yours was also.
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Whiskey, I send you my sincere and heartfelt sympathy.

Been here, done this. It's the hardest part of owning a pet, without a doubt.

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P.S. My little boy cat, Snickers, just got an extra cuddle at your suggestion.

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Deepest condolences. I have no words to offer comfort other than relish the happy memories of your time together.

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