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Old 10-14-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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[SIZE=2]Can't believe I'm having to write this. Very difficult.
Uh, so my beloved dog, Bui (Booey), is in the last stages of his battle with cancer. It is very tragic, he's not even 3. What a beautiful and loving dog. Sigh. So, my girlfriend is in bits and it looks like it has fallen to me to figure out how to deal with this situation.
We moved to Glendale, Ca recently and don't know the area too well.
Can anybody recommend a decent vet for euthanasia and/or a cremation service that is reasonably priced? I have been to several vets all over LA trying to fight this battle and never got the help we needed (cancer wasn't even diagnosed until the 5th vet we visited).
The worst thing is we have spent all our money trying to get him healed and now we are in great need of an affordable way to help him pass. I hate asking for cheap solutions, but hard times necessitate it.
Sorry for rambling.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Very sad post.

When I lived in the area I took my pets to Best Friends in No. Hollywood (5425Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607 (818) 766-2140 ).

Wonderful people worked there. Caring and understanding. I don't know what they'll charge you. I was never concerened about the price it's cost for me to take care of my animals. They were my responsibility and there's a price tag connected to that responsibility. I was more concerened with getting people who geniunely cared for my animals the same way I did.

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Old 10-14-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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I would try and find a VCA. They're consistently good to high quality.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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Here's a link for the VCA in Glendale: VCA Arden Animal Hospital

I went through what you're going through two years ago when my beloved 3-year-old deerhound sickened and died of something undiagnosable by experts within a downward spiral of 8 days, and 100's of miles driven by me to specialists all over Southern California. I spent 7 thou which I am still paying off, thinking they would find it and cure her, to no avail.

I have to tell you, you'll actually feel a tad better later knowing that you did in fact try to save your dog's life. It's just that sometimes there is no cure. Tell your girlfriend and yourself that you did everything you could to make your dog's life the best it could be, and that the dog knows this. I spent about $100 afterwards for a simple cremation, with a non-fancy box. You did the right thing, spending the money when the dog is alive and needing it.

Please pm later, and I'll send you a short passage that other dog-owners sent me that helped me through it.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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I feel bad for your situation as I'm a dog lover myself. The only advice I can offer is to buy Human grade dog food for now on, or feed your dog human food.

Of the top of my head, 1 out of 3 or 4 dogs die from cancer; its a epidemic! It comes from the dog food that humans feed them. The food is a mixture of sickly animals (Like old horse's) that these company's grind up, and from pets that were put to sleep in animal shelters.

So whats going on is that these dogs are being fed sick animals and other dead dogs. This does not happen in the wild; even when hungry animals don't eat sick dead animals.

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Old 10-14-2008, 06:01 PM
 
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I had a dog with cancer

Fortunately he lived to 11 - but that wasn't long enough.

All I can say is it's very tough but you will absolutely know when you need to put a dog to sleep.
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