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Title: Tough question
Post by: gaddy on July 12, 2021, 03:28:11 PM
I have two labs, old, and their hips are gone. Can't even get in the pool anymore and struggle to come to breakfast. I am wondering if there is a shot I can give them to let them go that I can purchase. Have always given them their shots, Except the ones that have to be  recorded by a vet. They won't make winter and I won't let them suffer. Don't want to shoot them. Would like to find a way to let them down easy. These pups have been with me for years, thought if I was giving them a brushing and a shot at the same time It would be easier. ??
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: Colin on July 12, 2021, 03:31:50 PM
There are several in home services for this exact situation. I'm sorry but I don't know of any off hand but I feel a quick call to your vet might be a great way to get a good rec from someone you trust. Sorry to hear your pups are struggling.

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Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: downtownbrown0610 on July 12, 2021, 03:35:25 PM
Going through a very similar situation with our dog. Tough thing to watch and it makes it harder when you cant do anything about it. Sorry brother. Best wishes.
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: Stein on July 12, 2021, 03:41:40 PM
We had one of the services come in, worth whatever they charged for sure.  They work on your schedule and however you want it done, one shot to calm them and then one for the deed.  You can have whatever final services you want from bury it yourself to cremation.  Super comfortable for the dog and she absolutely hated vets.
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: gaddy on July 12, 2021, 03:51:55 PM
These dogs have been together their entire lives, one wont live with out the other. They dug under fences to be together and ended  up in my back yard. Going to be a tough time. Hope I can get them some peace without a vet or violence. A Pet and a shot or something in the back yard where they grew up would be great.
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: BD1 on July 12, 2021, 04:38:35 PM
This thread has come up before. I recall someone suggesting to contact a farm vet? Also my vet came out to the rig when I put my dog down last time. I laid in the back with her...and talked into her ear and pet her until she was gone. Very respectful way to go. Personally I could never shoot my dog to save the money...I guess some feel it is more personable...just not even part of my thought process.
Always hate to hear about someone going through this...best of luck to you.
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: teanawayslayer on July 12, 2021, 04:46:31 PM
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Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: Bronson on July 12, 2021, 06:24:12 PM
Many vets offer in home option to do this. If you called your primary vet and asked, if they dont offer it I'm sure they could give you a reference.
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: Blacktail135 on July 27, 2021, 07:32:33 PM
 Iím 60 y/o now. Been through a lot of dogs in my life. Used to shoot the local landfill dogs/pups that were dropped off (abandoned) there for a dollar an ear but now Iím in Bronsons camp as far as our pets. In home vet is the way to go. Very tough to lose them. Wished they lived much longer. Just when theyíre getting  doggone good they get too old.
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: Blacktail135 on July 27, 2021, 07:37:27 PM
 Re-reading your post Gaddy. I totally get what you are asking and wished I could help. Your route is even better than an in home vet.
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: Farmer72 on July 27, 2021, 07:58:57 PM
We had to do this a couple of years ago. We had a mobile vet come out. He is my parents horse vet but he came out for our dog (she was a chow mastiff mix so like a horse). He was very good and we all were able to be with here when he gave her a shot. He stayed and pet her with us until she was gone. It was very peaceful. He helped me lower her into her final resting place and even helped me cover her up. It was a very difficult time that he made easier.

Sorry if this is not well written it is a little hard thinking about it still.
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: BD1 on July 27, 2021, 09:42:31 PM
 :yeah:
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: greenhead_killer on July 29, 2021, 06:20:51 PM
Not sure where youíre located, but had an older gal come out to our house last year in ellensburg to do the two shot setup. She was fantastic. Itís already a stressful time for all involved and she was phenomenal about giving us time and space but also being realistic with the whole process. That was the first time I had been in that position and the overall experience was a lot better than I had thought it would be. He was comfy, in our yard, with us all around him. The best scenario for such an awful situation. All of that said, I would recommend calling someone and having them come to the house for it. Make the whole thing as easy and comfortable for the dogs as possible. Sorry to hear you have to go through this
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: trophyhunt on July 29, 2021, 07:15:04 PM
We had to do this a couple of years ago. We had a mobile vet come out. He is my parents horse vet but he came out for our dog (she was a chow mastiff mix so like a horse). He was very good and we all were able to be with here when he gave her a shot. He stayed and pet her with us until she was gone. It was very peaceful. He helped me lower her into her final resting place and even helped me cover her up. It was a very difficult time that he made easier.

Sorry if this is not well written it is a little hard thinking about it still.
:yeah:  please, do this.  Anyone who loves their fur babies feels your pain. We went to the vets place when we had our girl put down.  She loved beer, so me and her sat out in the front yard and had a beer together before we took her in.  So f n sad, pet her till she passed in the car. Buried her at home. Itís hard man, but no need for bullets, the shot is peaceful.  Sorry for your loss
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: gaddy on August 03, 2021, 11:03:57 AM
Thanks all for the suggestions. Much appreciated. Lost my boy on Friday. Was in the back yard when he puked up his breakfast, he then laid down and was struggling to breath. I let the wife know what was going on and went and sat with him. I believe he knew it was time, I told him it was OK and after a bit he managed to get up, went to his favorite spot in the shade, laid down and was gone. Thankfully, it went pretty quickly.
I will definitely be checking on a mobile vet for my gal when I think it's time. She seems a bit lonely and is wanting more attention but is doing OK. She was in the yard and close by when it happened.

Thanks again for the replies and suggestions!!
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: trophyhunt on August 03, 2021, 11:26:36 AM
So sorry for your families loss, so much pain.  Take care
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: huntnfmly on August 03, 2021, 11:42:20 AM
Very sorry for your loss
Itís the worse
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: Angry Perch on August 03, 2021, 02:41:10 PM
 Very sorry for your loss, but I wish they could all go like that. However it happens, it ain't easy.
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: gaddy on August 03, 2021, 04:25:45 PM
Please don't be sorry, It's part of life. Grizz lived a long and happy life, was loved and well cared for. Always happy. I could tell you the story of how he came into our lives, and into our yard where he belonged as a pup ( literally dug himself in, over and over....). How the original owners would leave for a couple weeks and left him in a pen. How my wife would go get him and leave a note that he was at LEXI'S ( my girl ) I literally had to teach him to swim like my dad taught me, carried him out waist deep and tossed him in and swim him around. At first he didn't like to get his feet wet, turned out to be the fastest and most aggressive swimmer I ever had. The original owners moved and after a couple months of him trying to break out they came to me and asked if I wanted him. Wife said lets go get him, He loved my wife and pounced on her when they opened the door.
Grizz was a story of love from start to finish, first started with my girl lexi as pups, ended up as a whole family.
I am a bit sad but was prepared for this, I am happy he is out of pain, happy I was there, and happy it went quickly

Grizz was a great pup, I will miss him.

Thanks all.
Title: Re: Tough question
Post by: HaydenHunter on August 11, 2021, 05:35:22 PM
Sorry for your loss, Gaddy, but it's part of the cycle.  Sounds like Grizz was a special dog. 

Gotta tell you a funny story.  It was finally time for my old boy Hoss, a big old BLM, to get put down.  Took him to the vet...he went downhill fast and could barely walk at the end, but I had him on the leash and was walking him toward the exam room at the vet's where she would lovingly put him down while we held him.  I was pretty sad and not paying attention and felt a tug on the leash.  Hoss had stopped to smell the stack of food bags (the vet sold dog food) and pick up a couple of errant kibbles that had spilled.  Hoss stayed true to himself until the end and went out with his boots on. 
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