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Old 06-08-2016, 08:45 AM
 
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Always has to be one I guess... Obviously you've got no clue about the dogs actual condition unless you were her vet or owner.

Have you ever heard of compassion? It's NOT that a dog is "not frisky enough", it IS about pain,suffering and quality of life AND about being compassionate enough not to force an animal to linger on when it's suffering no matter how hard it is emotionally.
They walked the dog to get killed, and "frisky" is just a paraphrase of owner's words, he said nothing about "pain and suffering", the old dog was no longer younger self, that's all it says. Did you read that stupid article at all? And what about you? Do you want to be taken to a pound for a shot in the name of "compassion" as soon as somebody else will decide that your "quality of life" is not acceptable (to them), without being asked whether or not you want that shot?

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Old 06-08-2016, 09:56 AM
 
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They walked the dog to get killed, and "frisky" is just a paraphrase of owner's words, he said nothing about "pain and suffering", the old dog was no longer younger self, that's all it says. Did you read that stupid article at all? And what about you? Do you want to be taken to a pound for a shot in the name of "compassion" as soon as somebody else will decide that your "quality of life" is not acceptable (to them), without being asked whether or not you want that shot?
Don't be that "guy" or "gal"
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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They walked the dog to get killed, and "frisky" is just a paraphrase of owner's words, he said nothing about "pain and suffering", the old dog was no longer younger self, that's all it says. Did you read that stupid article at all? And what about you? Do you want to be taken to a pound for a shot in the name of "compassion" as soon as somebody else will decide that your "quality of life" is not acceptable (to them), without being asked whether or not you want that shot?
In the comments section on the video on Facebook the owner said she was going through kidney failure and in pain since some commented wanted to know why she was being put down. I would not want to put my dog through that painful quality of life.

Edit to agree with CatTX... Renal failure, not kidney failure.

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Old 06-08-2016, 11:08 AM
 
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They walked the dog to get killed, and "frisky" is just a paraphrase of owner's words, he said nothing about "pain and suffering", the old dog was no longer younger self, that's all it says. Did you read that stupid article at all? And what about you? Do you want to be taken to a pound for a shot in the name of "compassion" as soon as somebody else will decide that your "quality of life" is not acceptable (to them), without being asked whether or not you want that shot?
According to another article, the poor dog had chronic renal failure for almost 2 years. In pics in both of the articles I've read, she looked ill and tired. Having had several with renal failure, they get to the point where the nausea is so bad that meds don't help much. They refuse to eat and need to be given fluids several times a day. Eventually, that does not help either. You can tell by her coat condition and posture that she was not doing well.

When they are ill and suffering, helping them with a gentle death is the kindest thing you can do. We recently had to make that decision for our beloved old dog and though he was able to limp into the vet office that last day, he had bone cancer, was refusing most food and had pain that meds wouldn't touch. It would have been even more devastating if people had accused us of euthanizing him for our convenience or because he was old and no longer frisky. It was incredibly painful to let him go, and it will hurt for a long time. We did it for him, not for us. He was suffering and there was no other choice. And I believe Bretagne's people were in the same situation. Don't judge unless you know exactly what is going on.
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:11 AM
 
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According to another article, the poor dog had chronic renal failure for almost 2 years. In pics in both of the articles I've read, she looked ill and tired. Having had several with renal failure, they get to the point where the nausea is so bad that meds don't help much. They refuse to eat and need to be given fluids several times a day. Eventually, that does not help either. You can tell by her coat condition and posture that she was not doing well.

When they are ill and suffering, helping them with a gentle death is the kindest thing you can do. We recently had to make that decision for our beloved old dog and though he was able to limp into the vet office that last day, he had bone cancer, was refusing most food and had pain that meds wouldn't touch. It would have been even more devastating if people had accused us of euthanizing him for our convenience or because he was old and no longer frisky. It was incredibly painful to let him go, and it will hurt for a long time. We did it for him, not for us. He was suffering and there was no other choice. And I believe Bretagne's people were in the same situation. Don't judge unless you know exactly what is going on.

So sorry for your loss. I know from experience how hard it is to make that choice. Anyone who would say the underlined above is not someone who understands.
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:22 AM
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Location: LEAVING CD
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They walked the dog to get killed, and "frisky" is just a paraphrase of owner's words, he said nothing about "pain and suffering", the old dog was no longer younger self, that's all it says. Did you read that stupid article at all? And what about you? Do you want to be taken to a pound for a shot in the name of "compassion" as soon as somebody else will decide that your "quality of life" is not acceptable (to them), without being asked whether or not you want that shot?
If I was as bad off as this old girl reportedly was then YES, give me a needle full of whatever and allow me to peacefully drift off to my reward, whatever it may be.
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Just had a dog we had to put down after about a year and a half of kidney/renal failure. For the longest time, when his values were not that bad, he was mostly OK.

We had the occasional times when he would gladly eat for weeks, then suddenly the next day, turn his nose up. We rotated among several different kinds of food, including home made meatloaf with peas carrots and potatoes, scrambled eggs and cheese, adding pieces of steak to his food, gave him anti nausea meds, subcutaneous fluids and he was fine after a rough week or two only to then have another episode a couple months later.

Then as his levels started getting a little worse, he started seeming out of it, but once he got going, he seemed fine. Then he started banging into things when he would first get up and was unsteady, but seemed fine after that. Then one day he fell into his water bowl while drinking. Figured it was a one time deal, or at least we told ourselves that, because 90% of the time, he just seemed like an old dog. Then by a couple weeks later, he started not being able to drink without falling in, was banging around things a lot more and we knew we had done all we could do.

But he still walked from the car to the vets office with me and my wife for his last appointment.
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:45 PM
 
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Our dog is 13 but isn't showing much signs of slowing down but I know when it comes it comes quick. I'm just enjoying our time with him now and not thinking about the inevitable
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Mt Shasta , Ca.
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Amazing, they kill the dog that was not frisky enough and then all that funeral circuis with cops etc.. That's human "thank you" indeed.
She had finally become uninterested in eating and suddenly become anxious and restless... she knew it was her time .
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:54 PM
 
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https://youtu.be/ezcHy8DkrmE She was loved. They did what they thought was best. She was almost 17. She lived a full life and was a hero!!!! Watch the video of her in the past year, She meant so much to so many. RIP beautiful girl!!!!
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