getting worse by the hour, her jaws snap,lots of drooling, afraid that 5 yr old will be injured by accident if she is too close, 7 siezures since 4 pm today, we are wondering if we give her too many phenobarbital 32.4 mg pills , will she just lie down and go to sleep, or will she keep staggering in left circles and continue to lose control of legs and bowels. we do NOT want to shoot her,we want her to leave us peacefully and NOT in pain. Please help, she has been a best friend to us and a CONSTANT LOYAL companion for 12 years, a lesion on her brain stem is causing all of this and we can not afford an MRI or surgery, she is my sons dog, this is breaking all of our hearts. how can we put her down without pain, she needs to just lie down and go to sleep, please help us-we need advice-the drugs for 60 days are not helping
It is so very heart-wrenching to put down a beloved family member, and yes I do believe our dogs become part of our families. I just put down my beloved dog, so I am hip to your problem. Take her to the vet and have the vet put your son's dog down. It is instant and painless. My dog was gone in about one second, it was amazing and appeared to be completely painless to her, yet not to me, of course. It is a sad situation and I don't envy you having to deal with this, but do the right thing! No guilt, either. Do it today.
I wish you and yours all the best and I'm so very sorry about your son's beloved dog, but those seizures are horrible, I've seen a dog seize before and that cannot be painless, so think of the dog, do what is right for her.
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