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Good bye my friendly companion.

Post by BrotherRon » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:51 pm

We will be putting our chocolate lab down tomorrow. She is a wonderful dog and only 3 years 8 months old. This past fall she tore the ACL in her right leg and was developing a limp. When we took her to the vet they said the left one also has a slight tear because she has been favoring the other leg. They want 4,000.00 for each leg and will make no promises as to if it will work or how long the surgeries would last. Going to be very hard on my wife and I. :cry:
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Post by Deaf jeff » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:13 pm

sorry about this ron :( . i had a german shepherd with the same issue. $3000 for the surgery on right leg. return visit to remove staples and found out that it happened to the left leg also during the time of healing from the first surgery. my heart goes out to you, its a terrible thing to have to do but it is the best thing for the dog and no more pain for them.
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Post by xcaliber » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:24 pm

That is awful Ron. Hope the memories fill your hearts, and last a very long time.
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Post by wabi » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:35 pm

Sad to hear.
I had to make the same decision a few years ago for our beagle/jack russell mix, and it still bothers me. I know it was best for him, but it's one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make. He was well over 12 years old though. (a "rescue" we had for over 12 years - didn't know his age when we got him)

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Post by Reinyrooster » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:17 pm

It's never easy loosing a fiend like that.

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Post by Carnivorous » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:36 pm

Sorry to hear that. My lab is attached to my hip and it's going to be really hard when she goes someday..
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Post by IronNoggin » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:52 pm

My most sincere Condolences!
Our Furry Kids sure have a way of grabbing ahold of your heart!
Tough business, but the right thing for your buddy.

Our Big Boy is getting up there now too, and I am awfully afraid to face the eventualities... :(

Remember the good times.
And when the time is right, do consider letting another into the rather large heart of yours...

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Post by paulaboutform » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:27 pm

Oh my gosh! My heart is so heavy hearing this very difficult news. On September 08/17 I had to put down my 13years and 4 months old yellow lab Chrissy. She was my baby girl as I have no other youngins. I will miss her forever and she can never be replaced. Unexpectedly, my wife and I have welcomed a new American Bulldog puppy into our family three months ago. Sophie can never replace Chrissy but she is helping to fill a hole in our hearts and brings us so much joy. I'm so sorry you're going through this. My deepest condolences.


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Post by longbow joe » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:42 pm

Its a bad spot to be in but your being realistic. Mourn the loss. Of your best friend . And soon give another dog a new great life as you have to that one.
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Post by quake » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:01 pm

I'm sorry to hear man. Hope you and your wife find new strength through all of this.
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Post by catclr » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:42 pm

Sorry to hear. I had to have my Lab put down last May, at 7 yrs. 9 mo. with cancer. My first Lab died at 5 yrs. of heart attack.
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Post by grouse » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:53 am

In October of 2016 we had to put down our 4 year old English Setter because of lung cancer - after over $2,000.00 in chemotherapy. No one in our household has ever smoked. She was a super fit, healthy, affectionate, dog that suddenly developed a lump on her neck which led to the diagnosis. She eventually got so weak that she couldn't stand. When we had to put her down, the Vet was crying.

I know how you feel buddy, it really sucks.
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Post by papabear1 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:47 am

So sorry to hear of your bad news , we all have had the terrible decision to do what is best for our hairy friends,
but we do it because we love them, I have lost my share of them, it,s the right thing to do.

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Post by vixenmaster » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:09 am

I am sorry to hear of this. Tis a sad time fer all about the issues yer furbaby has. May she cross the Rainbow Bridge in knowin she was loved n lovedback
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Post by Big John » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:30 am

Very sad.😞
I am a long time Lab lover and have watched a few go.
Each an everytime it killed me. But , I also made sure that another one came soon after, or Im sure depression would soon sink in to deep. I cant remember anytime in my life, besides a couple months here an there, that a Lab wasnt at my side.
Never forget Her, and you will meet up again.

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