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I don't have a question. I did. I wondered if I did the right thing. I had a 12 year old Golden Retriever who I rushed to the emergency room one week ago because she had this hole in her hip. Found out it was an ulcer(bed sore) because she wasn't moving as much. With this visit, found out she had a mass in her liver and a mass in her anal sac.
She'd been on 3 different pain medications to treat her spinal disease. Just within the last month we had to start helping her get up. They told me her spinal disease was getting worse thus that's why she wasn't moving as much. The ulcer was very large because she had lost almost all of her muscle.
I struggled with this but I had to say goodbye. I have another dog that I take to chemotherapy every week and I wish I could've done the same for her. This hurt my heart so!!!!!
That was the hardest decision that I've ever had to make. :-(
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Please know that many of us truly understand and hugs and prayers for you during this difficult time.  These decisions are never easy ones.  How lucky you had 12 years.  You obviously give your animals the best of care and love them dearly.  
It may not make sense to you now but please know that these difficult decisions are often the last act of love and kindness we can do for our loved companions.  Be thankful for the time you had to walk through this life with a devoted friend.
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Someone else posted awhile back that they decided their dog had suffered enough and because they loved him very much they decided it was time for them to do the suffering instead of their friend.  Your dog was lucky to have such a good owner,  I wish you luck with your other dog.
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