Animal murder

South Africa
March 1, 2007 11:10am CST
My dog who i names called Bubbles suffers from epileptic fits. The doctor says that dogs are the only ones that don't swallow their tongue. But if she gets too excited she gets these fits but she never dies. My father gets really mad becuase he has to clean up the mess after she has vomited all over the floor once or twice. I wonder if i must murder this animal and put her out of her misery because we cant handle it anymore. And no one had the time to go put this small jack russel down! Jack russel anyone? Free shipping included
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@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
1 Mar 07
It no life for the dog either, so yes I think you should have it put down. Murder sounds so dramatic, just let the vet give the dog a shot and it'll go to sleep.
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• Netherlands
1 Mar 07
Phlamingho The condition is treatable and how lazy of a human being you are to suggest putting it to sleep. That is only supposed to be used as a last resort when the animal can't be treated and is in pain. This animal can be treated!! This animal can be saved!! I'd like to put you to sleep, because people like you make my blood boil. I hope you don't ever have any animals becase you certainly shouldn't.
• United States
2 Mar 07
I never agree to put an animal down especially when there are treatments out there. When you got your dog you should have known the responsiblity in taking care of the dog. I can't stand people who think it's ok to put a animal down just because THEY can't afford the treatment or wish to not deal with the treatment.
• South Africa
2 Mar 07
The thing is, we give her medication twice a day. Also twice a day is a fit, which is a response that the medicine isn't working. So i wonder i think we should just put her down.
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
1 Mar 07
I'm just wondering why you and your family got Bubbles in the first place if you can't even bare to live with her epileptic fits. If you honestly did love her then you wouldn't even want to consider putting her down. I think your father is quite horrid for getting mad - my kitten went through a stage in which he vomited several times a day for weeks. I never once got mad, I was just extremely worried about him. If your father dislikes cleaning up the vomit, why don't you do it sometimes? It's apparently your dog, after all. Give the dog to a family that will love her. She deserves a happy life and by the sound of it, you are not providing this for her. If I lived closer to you I'd immediately take her away from you. And why do you use the word murder? Shouldn't you mean let the vet put her down? That's very worrying.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Well said. I wonder how they would handle a family member getting ill, and needing too much of their time. Sad, isn't it? I love my cats, for better or worse, and that's that.
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@Riptide (2761)
• United States
2 Mar 07
What the hell is wrong with you? How can you be so heartless and cold? It's people like you who should be put down!! Please find that little dog a good home, because he is obviously not loved or wanted by you and your family. You are talking about murdering an innocent animal, because you can't handle it. He has a condition that can be controlled with mediacation. You can't even take the time to bring it to a vet??? That poor dog sounds extremely neglected. If you would live here in the states I would send the SPCA after your a$$!!! People like you make me sick and the world would be better off without the likes of you.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
hmmm that's a rough situation to be in. there are medications that can help your dog not have these fits and their are experimental surgeries to completely fix the problem. These are both obviously very risky and costly. The most humane thing to do may be to put the animal down if it is suffering during the fits or because of them.
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• United States
1 Mar 07
I think you should speak to the vet about medication. It can be treated. I want you and your father to think about this. If a child was to go through this, what would you do then? Does not an animal, whom we love, a memeber of the family?
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@rainbow (6763)
1 Mar 07
My friends greyhound had epilepsy, we had to pull her tongue back many times. She had medicine and survived well for many years! If you medicate your pet there is no reason for her to be in discomfort! I cannot believe that you would think of having her put down because of a bit of dog sick, that is pathetic, maybe she needs rehoming. Take her to a rehoming centre if you cannot cope and never get another pet again. Have you no love in your soul, this animal needs love and affection and medication, there is no reason to use the word murder? As for offering her free to a good home, the dog shelter would be better for her. People who use the words should I murder this animal should not be pet owners. I'm sorry if I seem harsh, but really come on, if you cannot cope give Bubbles a chance of happiness with someone who can.
@heesaf (741)
• India
2 Mar 07
You can do one thing.Leave the dog in jungle instead of planning to kill her.
@lisado (1230)
• United States
2 Mar 07
That is not an option. A pet can't care for itself in the wild very well and shouldn't have to. Someone would give it a home if need be. You should NEVER leave a pet to fend for itself in the wild.
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
i suggest euthanasia,the dog will suffer all his life and that is so difficult to see. or you can put him in isolation take him to the city pound.
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
2 Mar 07
Epilepsy is treatable and this dog has a chance for a normal and happy life. Putting her in isolation will not help her situation, have you ever seen dogs locked up in cages in a city pound? It's heartbreaking. She's a good dog, she shouldn't be punished for something that she can't help and can't control.
• United States
2 Mar 07
that's sad I would put her to sleep after taking her out and having a good doggy day and then have her put to sleep in the morning
@Riptide (2761)
• United States
2 Mar 07
That is horrible, especially since it's treatable with medication. Just because this person doesn't give a damn about the dog and doesn't want to take the time to take care of it, doesn't give him the right to kill it.
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• Canada
2 Mar 07
Epilepsy is treatable in dogs! Why would you have this animal put down just because you "can't handle it"?? Go to the vet and get the right medication and the dog won't have to die, the fits will stop almost completely and it will have a good quality of life. Seriously, people who want to put an animal down because they can't take the time to look after it make me so angry.
• Canada
2 Mar 07
You ought to be ashamed of yourselves.
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• India
2 Mar 07
it is brutle to kill ur pet animal infact u must donate it in dog catcher. if your parent would parent tought like u then today u wont be alive. if u cant take care of anyone dont take its responsibility. generlly pets r like family members, so u must treat it equally like family members.
@lisado (1230)
• United States
2 Mar 07
If the dog's quality of life isn't what it should be than it would be more humane to put her to sleep. I had to put my Cocker Spaniel to sleep a couple of years ago and it about broke my heart. It had to be done, however, because she had cancer and had broken her leg. Her bones were very brittle. She wouldn't have survived surgery, so it was the best thing that we could do for her. It isn't murder if there is a medical reason. You aren't putting her to sleep because you don't want to hear her bark anymore or because she is digging holes in your backyard. The dog can't help it. Are there any meds that the vet can try to help control the seisures? If not, then putting her to sleep might be the best option. If you are serious about finding a home for her, if her quality of life is still good but you need to find her a new home, there are rescues out there that will take her. Try Petfinder.com and see if there are any rescues in your area. They don't put them to sleep. Someone will foster the dog until a home can be found. Good luck!
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
2 Mar 07
i think if the dog has these fits, and it is treatable and the medication makes so the dog doesnt fit or only occasional then why should the dog lose its life because of being sick. i treat dogs just as humans and humans do get epilepsy as well .
• China
2 Mar 07
Hello, I think everyone like their own animals.We should love them in our mind.We must get friends to them.I have a dog,I like it very much.
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
I am so sorry to hear about the predicment you have with your dog,Bubbles.And I know what you mean, cleaning up the mess after she suffers this epileptic fits. I am a dog lover too.However, i would never dream of having to kill my dog, tu put her out of misery...I'd rather let nature take its course and wait till she goes. After all,she had given me happiness while she was still in her good form so i feel i owe that to her, tojust wait till she expires in a natural way.
@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
2 Mar 07
It's sad the way you talk about your pet. I think you should try and find someone who can take care of her. I don't think you should put a dog down for something treatable.
@cuddleme01 (2728)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
i think you should exhaust all available remedies to cure that poor dog. as far as i know epelipsy is curable. you should talk to your vet about the dog's condition and if it is still possible to cure the dog, then the dog shouldn't be put to rest.
• United States
2 Mar 07
Well does she seem like she's in pain? If this happens constantly, she would be suffering. But dogs are different than humans, they see things more positive than we do. For example, something we might have to deal with on a weakly basis like a panic attack, would be something a dog wouldn't mind as much on a weekly basis. Probably because their attention span and memory. This is my personal opinion having owned probably 5 or 6 dogs. My advice is, if this happens several times a week or if she shows signs of stress or panting or yawning, she may realize and feel she is suffering. If not, and it only happens a few times a month, she should be okay. I'm not sure about this specific condition but usually when my dogs are ill I just spend a lot of time with them and try to help them as it gets worse and worse. Then, at one point, its gotten too worse. Don't put her down unless she suffers constantly or regularly, because its like a human, if we have issues that happen every other week or so, we can deal with it easily, and we don't deserve to be captivated or have life taken away from us when we can handle it. If we can't, sometimes it is best. The same goes for dogs. Just my opinion :)
@SKLC_PT (1234)
2 Mar 07
Stop trying to judge the person, maybe they just don't know what's best for the dog, and it's not their fault the father doesn't like it. Maybe they didn't know the dog was epileptic when they bought it. At least the person wants to give it a good home with right to shipping an all. I know a few people that wouldn't give a dam if they had a dog like that. I think you should try to find it a home but let the new owners know about it's condition so they can treat it properly if you can't mange with medication and all you'd need to treat the sickness. You could try your local shelter tell them about your predicament and say you need to give it a new home. Also try asking the vet for any further advice.
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
1 Mar 07
Why do you have a Pet? That is so cruel and awful to say and you sound as though you do not care. I think for the safety of the Animal take her to a Dog Home please as she will be safer there. I do not believe you have written this I really do not. Just do me a Favour and take the poor Animal to a home you do not deserve any Pets and if you where here in the UK I would report you How would you like to be murdered because you are sick and no one can be bothered to look after you You are one Evil Person. I have a Dog and he is not to well but I take care of him and I love him