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Old February 17th, 2011, 12:48 PM
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9 1/2 yr. old rott not doing good

hi im new here maybe someone can help me.
i have a 9 1/2 yr. old rott. well last night i noticed he did not eat well very out of breath meaning does not want to get up then he only walkes about a foot or 2 then will lay down out of breath.this mourning same thing then we finaly made it out side he was peeing red blood bad and could only stand for sec. at a time. gums and tongue very white. so i went straight to the vet this morning and i decided that i should put hime down after i had to carry him around at the vet. i am having a very hard time dealing with this. did i do the right thing. sorry about the spelling crying my eyes out right now. his name was buddy. thanks for your time and help.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 02:20 PM
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I am so so sorry to read this and please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear Buddy.

It does sound like he was not doing well at all...for whatever reason. What did the vet say/think? I am sure if there had been a glimer of hope, your vet would have offered an alternative to sending him to the Bridge.

It does sound like you did the right thing and I understand how much you are hurting right now.

There is no easy answer...just time. Good luck
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Old February 17th, 2011, 02:50 PM
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I think you made the right decision, it sounds like his condition deteriorated very quickly which is never a good sign. You made the right decision not to let him suffer.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 08:23 PM
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I'm so sorry, uscfanhere It's never an easy decision but when you have to make it so quickly with little time to prepare, it's even more difficult. Sounds like you did the right thing for your Buddy.

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