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My dog is feeling terribly sick and I fear he's letting himself die. There are no vets open on the weekend here... he was fine yesterday and now he's feeling terrible I hate to see him suffer like that and I don't know what to do. He's not eating or drinking anymore, I got him to drink some water because he was probably dehydrated. I just don't know what else to do. He's breathing heavily, his heart is racing and he's really weak. I don't want him to die that way... he's almost 11 years old now, he was with me since I was young and I love him so much... he always was my best friend. I can't believe vets are closed and this have to happen today. I just can't believe it.

[update] After many calls we finally found a vet, the nearest was at 2h from here. My parents went with the dog, I wish I could had go with them but I had to stay home for various reasons. I hoped it would not be too bad. We keep communicating by phone, and the last news were not really good... his bladder is obstructed, and making tests just to know what exactly is the problem is way above what we can afford, and he would probably also need an operation. It could be a tumor or a cancer. there is nothing we can really do about this, so we will have to get him euthanized tomorrow... I don't want him to keep suffering like that. I can still hope for better news but I already made myself to the idea that he don't have for much longer. At least he can temporary feel better for another day now, and we could spend some time with him tonight, and go back to a closer vet tomorrow since it will be open... I still can't believe it, everything is happening so quickly, I don't even feel like crying, I will probably realize it and cry a lot once it's over.
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Boxpet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I have never personally had to euthanize a pet before but, I've comforted friends who have. ouo
I'm so sorry to hear life isn't dealing you the best cards but I hope it softens the blow knowing that his pain will be over.....

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Loosing a family member is hard on everyone, I've had to give up 2 of my dogs for various reasons....
I hope you can find a happy place in these troubled times
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Virgillia-Auera Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Im sorry, i hope he'll be ok
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dontdodrugskids Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
;____;
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Kiora-chan4 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry... I hope he will get better.. :iconspazhugplz:
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vanilleass Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How's your dog right now ? ;o; <3
Is he okay?
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Darkangel5620 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im so sorry:(
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Silverfox2400 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
sorry to hear :(
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Avis-Praeda Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry :(
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Fefleacia Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
i sorry.....
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TheDogThatPaints Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm so sorry.....
I know that feeling if shock where you know how sad the problem is but you can't fully comprehend the matter and you dont know how to feel until it has happened.
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Willi225 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My dog is getting close to dying as well... I'm sorry.
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KindOfGoth Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So sorry...:(
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TatiMayers Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear about this, this is terrible <3 I'm really sorry, and send my love to both you and the family.
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cddmanful Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sad, to have to let your best friend go like this, so sudden..:iconallmytearplz: Come here, let me give you a hug :iconsweethugplz: It will be fine if you disappear for a day from dA and take a walk in the outdoors, and remember... Love and support your way from us.....
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Spigos Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, I'm so sorry to hear this!
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Rennko Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear that.
I've lost pets in the past so
my heart really goes out for you.

isn't there anything that could
be possibly done to help your dog?

couldn't we all chip in and
start a donation pool or
something to help you
pay for the tests and surgery? ; _______ ;
there's just gotta be a way!!
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cannibalistickitten Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw, I am so sorry. It's terrible to lose a pet. I just lost my cat about a month ago. It's good you were able to make the decision to put him to sleep, that's hard, but it really is for the best. He'll be in a better place, with no pain anymore. Again, sorry to hear about this.
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cheezyhobo1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
it's always awful when it happens so fast and then it hits you all at once :( I'm very sorry for your dog. At least this way you won't have to watch him suffer and he wont have to be in pain any longer. Just know that everything happens for a reason, that's the best advice I can give. :)
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felicia-lim Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
my boyfriend's dogs ever had that "don't-want-eating" period. I don't think it's the same condition with your dog.. but i give a drink of green coconut juice to the dogs, and soon they're well now!
sorry for bad english!
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KikiHeartsHatter Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so sorry, I know what it feels like to lose a doggy (friend). I feel for you, I hope you feel better and remember that all dogs go to heaven
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The-Cheshire-Bunny Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm very sorry about your dog, I know how you feel. My grandfather is in the hospital right now, and he's close to death. He wants to die, because of all the pain and misery he's going through to stay alive. I want him to live, but I can't stand seeing him in this much pain and suffering. He can't talk, he can barely move, and he has all these tubes going inside of him. So honestly, I think maybe it would be best if he died. I don't want to lose him, but he doesn't want to live like this, and he's never going to get better. I always loved my grandfather, we've always had a close connection. But I just want what's best for him, and it's what he wants.
I'm not telling you to put your dog to rest, what I mean is I think you should do what you believe is best. I will pray for you and your dog :heart:
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Avis-Praeda Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I will pray for you and your grandfather.
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The-Cheshire-Bunny Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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cddmanful Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Praying for you and your grandfather in this difficult time for him--and you....
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The-Cheshire-Bunny Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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mellowtea Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im so sorry!

i lost a dog too, he probably is put down now or in dog fights/beated/gone.
we had to give him back [im not sure where though, i know it was a shelter of some sort] because he attacked me in the hallway when i was like.. 8-10 and i was holding something he wanted. he was good he just... had a bad streak in him.
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mabelpinesrules1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
All we can do is hope :iconunhappyplz:
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Goose-chan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I went through that with two different hamsters, except for one of them there had been a terrible snowstorm the night before so taking him to the vet wouldn't have been an option even if it was opened. I only had each one for about two years, so I can't even begin to imagine how painful it must be for you :c It will be hard, but at least he won't be in so much pain anymore.
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owlity Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Oh my God, I am going through the same thing, except it's with my cat. And we have to put him down tomorrow, too. :( He's old, but still, he was my grandma's cat, and that was the only thing she left us with before she passed. He's suffering too much, and it's awful to see it, yet, I don't want to let him go.

I am so sorry about your dog, and I am going through the same thing with my cat. :( It's too painful. I hate doing this.
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Zarcher Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry, that's horrible what you're going through. D: It's like a member of the family dying. ): Hope you two will have a great last night together.
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Bubblysammich18 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry it had to come to this... At least you were able to send him to a vet unlike me.
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MookieandSquid Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I'm so sorry...spend lots of time with him. :iconsadhugplz:
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Usagichan-odango Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
something similar happened time ago with my cat... I can understand you, I'm with you
I'm sure anyway your dog will be always with you somehow^^ you won't forget him/her, never, and he/she will continue to follow you somehow.
Please be strong, and do not be afraid to cry
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StarCass Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear that, stay strong ok Q A Q
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Writer
I'm sorry. :(
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ionicsoundbeats12 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a extremely sad story of my old art teacher's pet told my class last year I wouldn't read this if you think you can't stand it. My art teacher in germany dog was sick she told us the story while almost breaking down she said she took her dog to the vet a golden retriever something was wrong with her she couldn't move and would continuously wimper and she was scared and didn't know what to do. She went to the vet and told him he said what was wrong and that she wouldn't live that long she said she wanted her dog to live longer so the vet gave her a set of medical needles and medicine she had to inject into her dog they were very long needles they wouldn't cure the problem but just keep it at bay for a few weeks or so her dog was dead weight she couldn't walk just lay on the floor on her side crying in pain her stomach was twisted and turned upside down with no way for it to be fixed ever day she would have to inject her dog with the medicine the needle piercing her stomach making her dog feel an even more intense pain she couldn't bear seeing her dog in so much pain crying continuously throughout the night on her side she couldn't bear seeing her like this anymore so she got her put down and she was going to be buried in a german pet funeral in a golden cascate she would have to pay ever five year's alot of money for her to stay there because after the time period was surpassed the cascate would be thrown out of the pet funeral she was single and moving to Japan to be a principal of a military school soon so she couldn't say in germany anymore. While she told the story everybody in my 7th grade class last year just look at her sadly trying to hold in their own tears several people cried I almost did it was the sadest story I have ever heard in my life and will probably ever her that's pet related throughout the story I was imagining me in the same situation as her. After the story she calmed herself down and then continued teaching the class and other throughout the day.
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ionicsoundbeats12 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the spelling and grammar errors :(
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KrystalBerri Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
That's horrible! But I guess it's better for him to sleep rather than endure more misery.
I give you all my sympathy :iconsadhugplz:
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WhiteRose98 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know exactly how you feel. My cat Spike had to be put down two years ago. I was away from home, but I knew it was happening and when I realized it had been an hour since he was put down, I burst out crying. The person sharing a room with me on the trip told me about how she'd lost three cats and I remembered that Spike had been suffering for probably a long time. We figured he probably had some kind of cancer, since he was losing a lot of weight. We couldn't afford to get it checked, of course, so we had to put him down. I still remember the morning of that day, before I left. He was playing like a kitten, even though he was almost 15. I'd known him all my life, since he was older than me, so I know it sucks, but it's better for their suffering to stop. I wish he could still be hear, but he would be suffering if he were, so it's better that he was put down.
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cinniichuu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Aw... i'm sorry. stay strong.
I know it hurts... I'll hope he's okay. ♥
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Saiiza Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The news I feared.... It's heartbreaking when your best friend dies. And yes, talking about pets. They are our best friends. Very sorry to hear this.
At least you can give a proper farewell to him and he can go in peace and won't suffer anymore.
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Saakilla Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I feel so sorry. I don't know what to say.
I'll pray for him. It's the least I can do.
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gotw3 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm... so sorry... I can't give you comfort (and after all i'm just another fan in the crowd) but I hope you're all right. Even if your time with him is over, though, you can be with him as much as possible in the last moments to ease his pain and yours. I don't know what it feels like to lose a pet... I probably will at some point though, everyone will. Even though I don't know YOU, I am sure you have friends to offer support to you in these times that watchers just can't be there physically to hug you and say everything will be okay. I genuinely wish I could hug you right now, but I can't... so, get someone else to. :)
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pastelmutt Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so sorry, make sure to spend lots of time with him, let him go happily. :iconsadhugplz:
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Awkward-Bunii Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh no...
i wish him luck
i hope he lives
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twinkleturtle Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
spend lots and lots of time with him. you may not be able to make him better, but you can help ease his pain. i'm really sorry- i've had the same experience with my old dog. i'm very, very sorry.
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fire-wolves67 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Im so sorry!
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2delightful4u Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm so sorry. :( I hope he gets better soon.
Trust me, I know how it feels. I had a black lab named Sonny. He was sick, and suffered for five whole weeks and died.
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Colourful-Prismafire Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm so sorry 8c that's so sad...
i understand how you feel, and it'll be okay :hug: no matter what happens,
know that your dog loves you and you love your dog okay?
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TabbyTigerCat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Oh, my gosh, I'm so sorry! :saddummy:
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