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Old Yesterday, 06:15 PM
 
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We have put down the last 3 dogs in our house. It was much better because they weren’t scared. Even at the vet we never leave their side so would see either way if something bad happened. To me it’s important not to let a animal die alone.
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Ah, the world of animal specialists. Our male has been to a canine dermatologist and a canine dentist for a root canal. He broke a molar on a bone when he was young, and the root canal allowed him to keep the tooth. He was bleeding and in pain before the procedure. Here in New England, I'm aware of two places with more specialties than you can imagine: Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, part of Tufts University, in Worchester, MA, and Angell Memorial in Boston. Amazing what they can do, but at a price...
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Old Today, 07:25 AM
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I will ALWAYS be with my pets at their end of life.

I will never again hire a retired vet to do the job in my house. He clearly screwed up and we all suffered for his incompetence.
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Old Today, 11:54 AM
 
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MLB, I am so sorry that happened. The vet we use is awesome.
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We have put down the last 3 dogs in our house. It was much better because they weren’t scared. Even at the vet we never leave their side so would see either way if something bad happened. To me it’s important not to let a animal die alone.
That’s the way I do it. I can’t imagine just dropping them off.
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Old Today, 01:10 PM
 
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for our last old dog, we took her to the vet and I held her while the vet injected something IV. He then carried her away. She had advanced cancer, and was 13 years old, so she was "ready". Her first symptom was a persistent cough. A few weeks later she stopped eating. A chest x-ray told us the sad truth. We had many wonderful years together, so I looked back on that.

Six weeks later we welcomed another dog into our home. It's been 10 great years so far, and he brings us lots of smiles. 3 years ago, his neice "moved in" and brings even more smiles. Such are dogs!
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