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I need somewhere to VENT

Discussion in 'Attention Seekers' started by skrinkle, May 19, 2017.

  1. Wrecky's Spirit Animal

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    If you can see it in their face everytime they get up that theyre in pain or suffering they dont have to be vocal about it.
     
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  2. Wrecky's Spirit Animal

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    Theres a point where its not worth it. Dakota was 14. Pitbulls traditionally live to 10. She got cancer lost weight wouldnt eat moving became a chore for her so we decided to leave her some dignity and put her down. As much as Id still love to have her around. Sometimes you have to get the fuck out of your own way and do right by someone or something else. I feel i made the right choice and no amount of the guilt tripping in this thread is going to change my mind on my decision.
     
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  3. Wrecky

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    I'm not trying to guilt trip anyone boo, what I said was only my opinion. At some point they are too far gone and the most humane thing to do is end the suffering. But I still maintain that pet insurance is a must to give your furbaby every opportunity to recover.
    I might be overly adamant on this because I'm not having kids, so pets are my dependants and I would go to the ends of the earth for them. I assume that's how parents of human children feel :p
     
  4. skrinkle

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    Cancer is obviously a lot harder to treat and if it's untreatable there gets to be a time. My dog had bone cancer when he was 13 and was put down after pain meds stopped working.

    Diabetes tho for me as soon as the vet brought back the glucose results I was like TY JESUS cuz it's very treatable. I was so scared his increased urination was a kidney issue.
     
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  5. skrinkle

    skrinkle Cat Mom Staff Member Mod Squad

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    I look at putting down a pet the same way I look at doctor assisted suicide. A doctor isn't gonna write you a prescription to die for diabetes. They will for end stage cancer.
     
  6. Wrecky

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    @skrinkle I agree with you, I'm glad it was only diabetes and not something worse like cancer. I'm sure your kitty will live a long life with you :)
     
  7. Karlijn

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    I see it in my great-grandmothers face everytime she gets up that she is in pain and suffering. That still doesn't mean she wants to die.
    My point is that it's easy with humans. They can decide for themselves when it has been enough, as long as they are still capable of expressing their own wishes.
    With animals it's a lot more difficult. First of all they instinctively hide their suffering. Secondly, even if we know that they are in pain, does that automatically mean that their life isn't worth living anymore? To use my great-grandmother as an example again; she is in pain every day, but she still enjoys music, books, friends, sitting in the sun and our company. What is unbearable suffering for one person doesn't have to be that for the other. It's only the person themselves who can make that call.
    Pets can't do that, and it's up to use to make that decision for them.
    Sure, if an animal ha cancer, is just lying there, whining, and doesn't want to eat, then it's pretty clear. But if a dog has severe arthritis, has trouble walking, but still wags its tail when it sees you or one of its other humans? I have never had to make that decision, and I hope I never will.
     
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  8. skrinkle

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    My dog had really bad arthritis for years before the cancer and that reminds me of something else. Small frequent walks really eased his pain and I know people who are "too busy" to even walk their damn dogs.

    Also in researching diabetes in cats I've come across people who can't handle the urinating outside the litter box which can be a symptom of several cat health issues. One person who made a thread was upset because his wife was making him put his cat down because of the urination issue. I would get a divorce for real. And that's actually how I got my old cat. He was going to be put down by someone I know because he peed on carpets so I took him.
     
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  9. Wrecky's Spirit Animal

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    Pro-tip i still dont give a shit :3
     
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    I came home from Edmonton today. My flight landed at midnight. I got home and my dog is limping. His foot is swollen really bad. My girlfriend skipped the afternoon from work to take care of him, but she wouldn't take him to the vet without me and instead wants me to take him alone tomorrow. She has a car that I can't drive (stick) and after seeing the dog unable to walk, he won't even go out for a pee (I had to carry him), I'm really upset and mad. My girlfriend is really stressed because we have a lot going on right now, but how fucking hard would it have been to call the vet and take him in today.

    I'm probably overreacting and hope he's okay, but I just need to vent. :mad:
     
  12. Wrecky

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    No that's legit stupid, if I were in your shoes I'd be pissed too. I hope it's just something simple like a sprain, that's easy to treat and take care of. Poor puppy :(
     
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    Looks like it's from a shard of glass or something but my pup is super ornery about touching his paws so it's hard to treat. He's so sad right now though. Clearly in a lot of pain. :(
     
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    He'll be ok, as long as you get him checked out and it doesn't get infected. Walrus dog broke a nail a few weeks ago and bled all over the deck. Fucking hissed at me and snarled every time I had to clean it and she ripped through the bandage the vet put on in 5 minutes so I had to make her wear a sock over it. :P
    It didn't take too long to heal though.
     
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    Do you guys ever watch Vet Ranch on youtube? It's about a vet who treats severely neglected or wou ded animals that are in a shelter and are totally unadoptable. I'm always .... Not even sure what the wird is in English, but this guy works miracles.

     
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    I can't watch stuff like that. 99% of the time I'm an emotionless robot and then I see injured animals and I lose my shit completely. Good for him though, that guy is a hero.
     
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    I love watching that stuff, especially when a miserable piece of sadness turns into a playfull pet
     
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    I have an aunt who is a vet and once I went to visit her at work when I was really little. They let us into the back room where she was actually performing surgery on a dog because it had swallowed a bouncy ball.

    When I walked into the room, she was squeezing the ball out of its intestines, but she didn't get a good grip on it, so this ball, covered in blood and fluids falls to the ground and starts bouncing towards me. I screamed and ran away.
     
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  19. skrinkle

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    I love seeing animals turn around like that too. I've been keeping my eye on this cat at a shelter here. She really hates the shelter but she's elderly and has some health issues so she hasn't been adopted even though she's been there so long. I kinda wanna get her but my bf said no :troll:
     
  20. Karlijn

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    You need a better bf :shifty:
     
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