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Understanding The Dog Quality Of Life Scale

Dogs are our family. When we have one, we are responsible for taking care of him, protecting him, and just simply being there for him — as we would with any family member. We love cuddling, playing, and relaxing with our pups, and we want them to have the best quality of life possible. There might come a time when our dog gets old or sick and we have to make serious — and heartbreaking — decisions about how we should proceed. Choosing to euthanize a dog — or putting a dog down — is a complicated and difficult decision

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How To Cope With Putting A Dog To Sleep

Having to say good-bye is something every dog lover faces eventually. It’s the most difficult part of having a dog. It would be nice if they could be with us for decades, but sadly this is not the case. In order to make it through the process of having your dog put to sleep, you need to begin preparing ahead of time. Here are the steps in the process. Knowing when it’s time The one question that every pet owner faces after they’ve had to have their dog euthanized is, “Did I do it too early or was I too

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Time To Let Go

How do I know when my dog is in too much pain and should be put to sleep? My Corgi/Golden retriever mutt is 12 years old and has arthritis. He no longer goes up the stairs or on the couch, and gets up and down slowly. He still chases his ball, but for a few feet, instead of a few hundred feet. He still is excited to go for a walk, but can only make it up and back a block before he’s practically hopping home. We have tried two medications. One didn’t seem to help, and the other made

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