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Shoot that old dog !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby HAY MAKER » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:16 am

My old "shotzie" is a bonafide 18 years old she has led a good life,never went to bed one night without a full belly.
Now she is old and sick,medicine is costing $400+ a month,think I oughta just shoot her and save some money ?
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Postby Big Muddy rancher » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:59 pm

My old dog, I took to the vet. It was a lot more peaceful and dignified end for a good friend. :(
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Postby Justin » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:26 pm

Big Muddy rancher wrote:My old dog, I took to the vet. It was a lot more peaceful and dignified end for a good friend. :(


i agree, BMR. i did the same.
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Postby jedstivers » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:31 pm

If she is not suffering don't worry about 400 a month, dog like that is worth a whole lot more. If she is suffering take her to the vet an let them give her a shot an let her go in peace. Least thats the way I feel but then I like dogs more than people.

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Postby Faster horses » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:51 pm

How could you shoot her? :cry: Shame on you for mentioning that.

Take her to the vet and hold her while they give her the shot. That's
what we do. They just go peacefully. Too bad the good ones don't live longer.............but
I guess that's why we get to have several dogs in our life.

18 is really old for a blue heeler. That's a tesimony to the good
care you have given her all her life. Don't let her down now.

Good luck...I feel for you having to make this decision...it's so
hard to put down a good dog...
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Postby MsSage » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:44 am

$400 a month for good help for 18 years was a good deal.
If she is in pain take her to the vet. Around here its only $10 and you take her home and give her a nice resting place.

I am sure you were not serious about shooting her. I am sorry your friend is at her end.
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Postby HAY MAKER » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:18 am

Dont worry ladies, shotzie would have to cost me much more than $400 a month, sometimes I like to remind folks about the costs associated with these so called "free dogs"
old shotzie just had breakfast and is sleepin comfortably on her horse blanket,and I have got to get my lazy butt outside and get some chores done......................this evening
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Postby hillsdown » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:47 pm

18 years old, holy schmoly !
You must have done something very good in your life to deserve a loyal, hard worker and best friend for that long HM. :wink:

I sure hope Nikki is healthy and with us as long ..


Dr U came out to our place to put Bo to sleep last Sept. he was 15 years old which was a pretty good age for a dog his size.
Dr U also made a donation to the animal companion fund at the Western College of Veterinary medicine in Bo's memory .
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Postby hillsdown » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:50 pm

MsSage wrote:$400 a month for good help for 18 years was a good deal.
If she is in pain take her to the vet. Around here its only $10 and you take her home and give her a nice resting place.

I am sure you were not serious about shooting her. I am sorry your friend is at her end.


It is not that cheap here .. :???:
We had a private cremation for Steffie and Bo ,each was a little over $400.00 ..
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Postby HAY MAKER » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:45 pm

Faster horses wrote:How could you shoot her? :cry: Shame on you for mentioning that.

Take her to the vet and hold her while they give her the shot. That's
what we do. They just go peacefully. Too bad the good ones don't live longer.............but
I guess that's why we get to have several dogs in our life.

18 is really old for a blue heeler. That's a tesimony to the good
care you have given her all her life. Don't let her down now.

Good luck...I feel for you having to make this decision...it's so
hard to put down a good dog...


I heard heelers were one of the longest living breeds,dont know how true it is tho ?
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Postby MsSage » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:56 pm

hillsdown wrote:
MsSage wrote:$400 a month for good help for 18 years was a good deal.
If she is in pain take her to the vet. Around here its only $10 and you take her home and give her a nice resting place.

I am sure you were not serious about shooting her. I am sorry your friend is at her end.


It is not that cheap here .. :???:
We had a private cremation for Steffie and Bo ,each was a little over $400.00 ..

Thats just for the shot. I ment you take them home and put them in the side yard.
The vet up the road does this so the dogs are not shot and suffer or just left to suffer. This is not a wealthy area and with the feed yards closing and the ranch's cutting back on help.

Haymaker i knew you wouldnt or I should say couldnt do her wrong. your like shoer want everyone to think your gruff and tuff trying to hide a heart of gold towards animals.
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Postby hillsdown » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:22 pm

Ms Sage our vet will euthanize for free as well if a family cannot afford it and the pet is suffering.

The cost for just the shot for a medium sized dog is $90.00 here .
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