Last April when I lost Nika I was hoping she would pass in her sleep at home but it wouldn't happen and she just got too bad off to wait for that to happen. I waited too long with my first and I feel bad about it 17 years later.
I agree with what Sally said…. those of us that have had to make that painful decision will always second guess our choice.
Sally, I've only just come on the forum and read your news about Chezz - I am so sorry to hear - she was no age but you couldn't have let her suffer.
It's good to hear that you have such a sympathetic vet. we are very blessed too with a caring empathic vet and they are worth their weight in gold.
Thank you, Patty,
We are indeed lucky in that we have 5 Vets working out of the same office about 7 miles away, Janet, Ian, Phillip, Rick, Donal. I don't mind WHICH of them sees our dogs, they are all great. Phillip removed Keepurr's glove - the big leather one he ate. . . and still laughs incredulously about it.
Before we moved away from another veterinary practise about 4 miles away, it got so only the boss man was allowed near our dogs and that became a tad restrictive. That was 9 years ago now and we've never regretted the switch.