DrinkMoxie wrote:My buddy Dave (one of my best friends in Pittsburgh) had to put down his dog Micha yesterday... he'd had him for 13 years... it's worse cause his other dog died earlier this year... yesterday was a really bad day for him and there are just no words to be said...
and Kate, sorry to hear your dog is so near to being gone and you know you are unlikely to see him again beforehand, that's a pretty rough deal.
Ah, one of our other dogs, Lilly, was put down this year. Tumor in her lung
, she was also around 12 or 13 (we picked her up off the street so it's hard to exact age).
IMayGo wrote:Our Black Labrador Ina (13.1/2 y.o.) was very arthritic and was the whole day lying 1 year ago. Vet advised to give her "Glucotrin". In 2 months she was in great shape again, and even from time to time starts a playful fight with her daughter Padme who is an 8 y.o. Golden Lab.
Hm.... is that oral or in a shot? they were giving him shots, but his skin is really thick due to having mange when he was little and something with his thyroid, so no one could find his vein (and this is with my mom being a nurse and my sister a doctor). Definitely something to look into, thanks!