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Anyone else have the problem of the old dog breaking down and the cost? My dog has already had 4 operations and now she requires another?

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Owing pets is wonderful, but the down side is they do not last as long as we do. Everyone must face their pet's old age and death. I love animals and have had many pets, and watched them all die. But, I love them so much, that I choose to always have pets. Luckily pets don't have to suffer old age........you can choose to euthenise them, unlike our human family that must suffer and suffer before death sometimes. Its up to you...and you don't have to do all these operations. Your old dog will die eventually no matter how many operations it has...so maybe, if it doesn't improve, its just time to make that decision.

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Yes, I had this problem. My dog wasn't old, but I had to have him put to sleep because it was too expensive to keep his life pain-free. If you have the money and it makes her life better, it's worth it, but if she is suffering then I guess you can put her to sleep, although you will feel bad about it more than likely. Sorry about the dog.

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You didn't say how old your puppy was, but It might be time to put her down. I hate that. But even going thru operations, if she's towards the end of her life, can be pretty much worthless, considering the pain that just the OPERATION would cause (much less the price). Sorry to hear that, I know it's hard, but if you know she's getting near anyways, why put her thru the pain of just ANOTHER operation. (It would be different if she was a puppy and had a pretty good life in front of her. Even then, costs can be prohibitive.) Good luck in your decision...

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