My dog is old

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    She is quite pathetic now. She no longer roams the neighborhood, she limps very badly, is terrified of loud noises (probably because she is deaf). She still enjoys her dinner.

    Not sure what to do with her while we are on vacation.

    She may be miserable for 10 days or we put her down.


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    So sorry, Ravi!

    It's hard. Always.

    I suggest consulting your vet. S/he will be a great help in making a decision.
     
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    My sympathy, dogs just do not live long enough.

    btw you are Ravi again instead of Rivi?

    Good I guess.
     
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    If it were my pet, I'd only put her down if I was certain she'd be miserable while I was away on vacation.
     
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    That's my thought, too. But then I feel guilty about not blowing off my vacation with my kids, who I haven't seen together since Christmas.

    It is really hard not to know what is not the selfish thing to do.
     
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    Oh dear, so sorry, I know this must be a hard decision for you. Do you not have any friends or relatives that could take care of her while you are away??
    Someone you can trust, in case the pet became even worse. Have you spoken to your vet, what is his/her opinion??
     
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    Oh, and fourth of July is in there and she's always freaked out over fireworks.
     
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    One should have a trusted friend the dog knows who would house sit with it.
     
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    Well, no. Everyone else is on vacation or otherwise busy, except my neighbor, who is kind of a ditz.
     
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    Don't miss out on the time with your family. Are you worried because you'll have to kennel her, or do you know someone she'd be comfortable staying with??
     

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