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Saying goodbye to an old friend today

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It looks like it's time to say goodbye to an old friend. Had him since a puppy. He's had a really good life with love and a cool family.

Bassett hound, almost 11 years old
Current issue: Pancreatitis that he's not recovering from
Inherently bad genes, he was probably quite inbred, fitted with wonky legs, but it didn't stop him from doing his thing
Multiple R1,500+ vet visits, including overnight IV's
 

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Our four legged friends becomes part of the family and our everyday routine and is loved as much as children, never nice to say goodbye :(
 

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It looks like it's time to say goodbye to an old friend. Had him since a puppy. He's had a really good life with love and a cool family.

Bassett hound, almost 11 years old
Current issue: Pancreatitis that he's not recovering from
Inherently bad genes, he was probably quite inbred, fitted with wonky legs, but it didn't stop him from doing his thing
Multiple R1,500+ vet visits, including overnight IV's
Worst part about owning a dog is having to say goodbye.

Sounds like he was blessed with great owners.

I am very sorry for your loss
 

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Yor my man be strong and remember the good times

My babies are also getting on now and I am dreading that day.

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It is terrible when they say goodbye to us.

Take care bud. Wish you well. <sterkte>
 

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Thanks for all the kind words, Carbies. I'm dreading having to take him this afternoon
 

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It looks like it's time to say goodbye to an old friend. Had him since a puppy. He's had a really good life with love and a cool family.

Bassett hound, almost 11 years old
Current issue: Pancreatitis that he's not recovering from
Inherently bad genes, he was probably quite inbred, fitted with wonky legs, but it didn't stop him from doing his thing
Multiple R1,500+ vet visits, including overnight IV's
Shame ... Better than people. The love dogs give. People dont get it. Condolences ... And strength
 

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Post some pictures of his life please :)
Here are a couple. I don't have any of him as a puppy on my iCloud photos though. Thats from a pre iPhone time (2012)...

 

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ooooof, the feels :cry:

have had to say our goodbyes a few times over the years and it never gets any easier :(

our current lady is reaching the point of partial blindness so walking into things is becoming the norm

dreading the day we have to say goodbye and especially for my mom who treasures her :cry:

sorry to hear and the fact that he has to go with a disease makes it even more hurtful

that decision of, do I let them suffer or put them to rest before more pain, never an easy one and had to face it 3 times already

condolences and stay strong
 

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Yeah my Mom's fiance's dog which I took care of had the same issues however add to that blind and diabetic so had to have insulin/eye cleaning etc. Every night in hospital on average would minimum be close to 10k whilst one vet nearer north coast kzn charged us 40k+ the one visit. I am however one that never gives up on a little one so that been said we paid many many many fees to get him right.

With the condition you speak of they become okay after a few vet visits then when you least expect it in around 2 months they dip badly again and this seems to repeat till their bodies slowly start to give up on them.

My Mothers fiance's dog then finally struggled to breath so much so that forcing himself to breath was making him vomit. I got him to the vet in around 11 minutes whilst the GPS predicted a 35 minutes drive. They placed him on oxygen etc etc and he survived for another 3 nights before eventually even on the oxygen he finally passed away.

I preferred him passing away himself, highly dislike vets saying quality of life bla bla bla

As Will Rogers once said :

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”​


― Will Rogers
 

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So it turns out that the dog got a new lease on life 40 mins before we planned to take him on Friday. Ate a little bit, and drank and was up and going a little bit. It was touch and go over the weekend with slow increases in food intake, but it looks like he's back for a while.

I do apologise if this thread was misleading in any way. When a dog eats 3 times in a full week and after multiple vet visits then plans have to be made...
 

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So it turns out that the dog got a new lease on life 40 mins before we planned to take him on Friday. Ate a little bit, and drank and was up and going a little bit. It was touch and go over the weekend with slow increases in food intake, but it looks like he's back for a while.

I do apologise if this thread was misleading in any way. When a dog eats 3 times in a full week and after multiple vet visits then plans have to be made...
No need to apologise bud, we are glad for you. It would be rather odd if someone were disappointed that your dog didn't die.
 

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So it turns out that the dog got a new lease on life 40 mins before we planned to take him on Friday. Ate a little bit, and drank and was up and going a little bit. It was touch and go over the weekend with slow increases in food intake, but it looks like he's back for a while.

I do apologise if this thread was misleading in any way. When a dog eats 3 times in a full week and after multiple vet visits then plans have to be made...
Great news ... Need to take my baby in. So am anxious and hence why I'm up

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