I lost my dog today. I chose to put her to sleep and have been crying on and off for hours.
She was a pomeranian age of 12. She had severe arhritis and kneecap issues because of former patella. She could barely take walks anymore and I carried her in and out but also put her on the grass and picked her up when she was done.
Recently she started having seizures which the vet believed could be organ failure or brain tumour because of her age. I felt like that was it and she shouldn’t suffer anymore.
She was still happy, she had a good appetite, she ate candy, drank water and loved to cuddle. But she hardly walked anymore and the seizures came 4 days in a row.
I am heartbroken because I lost my best friend and right now I can’t help but feel guilty. Should I have waited och fought more for her? She was still so happy and eating candy from my hand before she fell asleep.
This feels worse than I could ever imagine and I’m wondering if I did the wright thing...
Thankful if anyone felt the same and could share. Will this guilt pass?
I have lost a few dogs in different ways now. One way I lost my dog was to have to make a decision similar to your decision. I had a very difficult time and had to make the decision in about a day or two max. My dog of 14 years was bleeding inside suddenly and literally could have ...I won’t say..the point is he was suffering and the choice had to be made. I felt guilty at first and really was so incredibly sad...I miss him to this day but the pain lessened.... and I knew I had done the best thing given the situation. You did what you did because you love your dog. I am very sorry you are hurting right now so much. The pain ..It will come and go and it will get better...after some time. Sending love.