Have you ever had to lose a dog because of health conditions?

United States
April 20, 2008 9:53am CST
I've been without a dog of my own for some time now, and it really is quite lonesome. My past pup, was one I retrieved from a shelter. He was about a year and a half when I got him, and unfortunately I only had him about a year or two after that. He was a yellow lab-husky mix named Ace. Such a beautiful dog! And he was so mellow and loving. Sadly he was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and had to be taken away for proper treatment. Lucky for me, they came to take him while I was away at school. My mother said she cried when they took him (though she never was real close with him.) We spoke with the animal hospital that took him, they put him in an animal rehabilitation center. They said once he was doing better he would be placed in a home with an elderly person who needed a companion but couldn't handle a hyper dog. It's great to know they did not have to put him down, but I still miss my dog. He filled a void in my heart... Something that isn't often done. Have you ever had to lose a dog due to health conditions?
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@buzzman (171)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Yes I have lost a dog do to a medicl condition. I bought my wife a puppy. For some thing that she could take care of and train. She loved Bridget thats what we named her. We had her for 16 years, and she came down with canser and I had to take her to the vet to have her put down. I did put her in the back yard. With her toy that she liked, and with my house shoes that she always wanted to lay on. Yes we miss her very much. When Iam in the back yard I always speak to Bridget. She has been gone for 2 years now.
• United States
23 Apr 08
Aww... Your story too has made me cry. I am so very sorry for your loss. It was so touching to hear you gave her favorite items to her even when she was gone. It's also touching to hear you still speak to her, I believe she's listening... And probably walking right along side you with your every step in the yard.