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Old 10-02-2013, 07:56 PM   #31
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Now, through the tears still, I think it is best for when these times come to them, to let them sleep at home. It is much better than to put a sick dog into a car and make one become very uncomfortable.

I shall always think of this and I shall try to do this for my sweet pets. It is just an idea.

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I agree it's best at home, but it can be hard to find a vet who will come to your home. Mine wouldn't.

I think it is especially important if you have other fur friends. It gives them a chance to see and sniff the body. Then they understand. They don't just wonder what happened, if you take away one of them and never bring him/her back.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:26 PM   #32
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We put our old white mutt dog down at home too, Cat, many years ago. The vet came to our house. Vet was crying, I was crying, DH was crying, but the old dog peacefully died in DH's arms. Our neighbors also had to put down their old dog, and they called us over the night before to say goodbye. We'd known and loved their dog for 15 years. The vet also came out the next morning and put her down. I agree, if possible, it's good to do it at home. We've had many dogs, some who died naturally of old age and peacefully fell asleep, some with doggy Alzheimers, and who didn't know where they were. Always so hard to let go.

Tears me up every time I think of all the dogs I've loved.....
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:35 AM   #33
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We put our old white mutt dog down at home too, Cat, many years ago. The vet came to our house. Vet was crying, I was crying, DH was crying, but the old dog peacefully died in DH's arms. Our neighbors also had to put down their old dog, and they called us over the night before to say goodbye. We'd known and loved their dog for 15 years. The vet also came out the next morning and put her down. I agree, if possible, it's good to do it at home. We've had many dogs, some who died naturally of old age and peacefully fell asleep, some with doggy Alzheimers, and who didn't know where they were. Always so hard to let go.

Tears me up every time I think of all the dogs I've loved.....
I also, Dawgluver. I do cry still of my Husky and the cats I love so much. When I received these precious 2 cats, Kali and Misty, and my sweetheart, Azia, I went to "shopping" for a good veterinarian. I found one! They perform house calls for no extra charge if one is an established client, even after the office hours.

It is hard for me also to think of my pets who are now away from us. But God is very good to us, and He is keeping them for us until it is the time to meet them once again. I do believe of this.

And today as of every day, I play with my cats and my dog, and I find that in the midst of being with them, I pray for them. I want them to be with me as long and maybe longer as possible.

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I agree it's best at home, but it can be hard to find a vet who will come to your home. Mine wouldn't.

I think it is especially important if you have other fur friends. It gives them a chance to see and sniff the body. Then they understand. They don't just wonder what happened, if you take away one of them and never bring him/her back.
That's what's great about our horse vets. They come out to the horse not the other way round.

Horses form quite strong pair bonds and when one of the horses has to be PTS we always try to leave the body so that the friend can nose it and work out what's happened. The surviving horse always gets over it quicker if he's allowed to get used to the idea that his friend has gone. Something I think we forget when it comes to human deaths these days.
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That's what's great about our horse vets. They come out to the horse not the other way round.

Horses form quite strong pair bonds and when one of the horses has to be PTS we always try to leave the body so that the friend can nose it and work out what's happened. The surviving horse always gets over it quicker if he's allowed to get used to the idea that his friend has gone. Something I think we forget when it comes to human deaths these days.
Interesting, did not know that about horses. Elephants are the same way, they need to touch, nose, and grieve.
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Interesting, did not know that about horses. Elephants are the same way, they need to touch, nose, and grieve.
For an elephant, isn't touching and nosing pretty much the same thing?







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For an elephant, isn't touching and nosing pretty much the same thing?

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Touching and nosing sounds like what my classmates do with each other on their dates!

Uckkkkkkkkk.

I have a trunk, but it is of a storage one and it is not attached to my nose. You may borrow this, taxlady!

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