Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:08
Stacey, I think we have all gone through similar situations with our pets. There is a lot of emotional blackmail.....and associated'(unnecessary) costs.....from vets at these times.
Vets often advise treatments that are clearly unpleasant for animals but must know they are ineffective. A cousin went through horrendous ops on his old dog when it would have been much kinder to both my cousin and his dog if not done.
I have a massively loved dog, almost 11, slower, more stiff but happy. When the time comes he is in pain, struggling with life, and poorly I will think only of ending his suffering.
Stacey, you need to be rational and practical. Domt feel blackmailed or guilty. I dread the day I have to make that decision so it's hugely emotional .
Thoughts with you