I do not understand "Why" some people would go to that extent to put their pet or family down unless they are in agony but in the vid the dog was active and got lots of time still.
I, myself have many flaws, I know that I'm not perfect but still I can't do that unless my dogs doesn't have the will to survive and they are in pain or agony that will be the time I will make the decision to put my dog down but until that time I will try to give him a good days to live. A hope that he would like to live.
What I would like to share to you is a "Dramatic Story of My Dog"
He is a 14yrs old Male Shih Tzu. He is my First Dog. I bought him around 20kphp but now the regular price is 5-7kphp T_T.
He got a low energy level and he knows how to go around with my 2nd Shih Tzu female and have brought a lot of happiness including my 3rd Shih Tzu which was sired by him.
Since I am new fur parent I do not know how to take care of them and the only person I could talk to is a vet. Don't have any access on books (I love books) or should I say I can't buy even if I search the bookstore T_T. In the net there is no Google, Youtube or Facebook that I can rely to.
I do not know how to shave or cut his hair so we always go to our vet to have him groomed and the groomer only knows how to Shave him T_T which is so painful to see him bald.
After months or years I always see a white spot on his eyes so I tried to remove his hair near the eyes (I have to learn it) I succeeded but it took me hours and so because I have to be careful not to take a bite from his teeth. He doesn't want me to cut his nail too. Why>? I don't know maybe because he has a trauma in his groomer which I never doubted in the beginning and its too late to complain T_T. I bought medicine for his eyes and for the eyes of my 2nd Tzu (which had passed this January). They have had the same problem T_T. Are you wondering why I mentioned this? well you will know later.
As the time passes by he likes to chase and kill a rat T_T (Luckily I moved out in Manila and now I live in my house in Bulacan ^_^ and we dont have rats but We have "FROGS")
His vaccine is updated and yet he was diagnosed "Leptospirosis" I dont know why but that time he killed a big rat which caused him a bruises of scratch and bite from the rat. We are also trying to catch and trap the rodents on our house but it keeps coming by. At the time he was diagnosed his life was on the verge of death. I cried many times and I tried to encourage him to live. I also tried not to give him up and I succeeded ^_^
After months and so he was diagnosed of skin tumors which is natural for a senior dog. Oh! he is a senior already T_T the good part is ? It can be easily remove sometimes.
I also knew how to groom a dog and what to do in case of emergency ^_^ ut I cannot beat the age T_T. His sight is slowly fading at the age of 10. Cause ? Maybe the white spot that cant be cured when he was young and I wasn't good enough owner to cut his hair near his eyes but I tried my best as I said to learn how to cut it and I even bought the med that was prescribed by a vet or else his sight is due to his age T_T.
I tried to cage him but he dont want to be caged so I let him roam freely. He can go up and down in the stairs but when he fell I did not give him the access to go up and down. If you will ask me what happen to his bone he is definitely fine nothing has changed its like a miracle but I cried on him thought he was dead but after minutes he miraculously alive and his legs or body parts were fine.
Since he lost his sight he was always been bullied by my other dogs T_T which I really want to caged him but I cannot since he dont want that. He was crippled by one of my dog. He love to smell and lick that dog and that dog doesn't want him near.
When I left him with my other dogs in a room for an hour. I didnt expect the outcome of my absence. His eye were popped out and got a damage. The cause is a fight T_T. We went to the vet and the vet told me he cant be put on operation due to his age 13 all I can do is administered a med or put him down.
I tried to give him what was prescribed. I know even if we save his eyes it will be futile since he lost his sight. He doesn't cry at all... weeks have passed his eye were slowly gone T_T and yet he is still alive.
He is roaming around my room and if he cant get things what he want he will bark and I will come near him to give him food and water.
I thought he will be dead and would never survived for a year but still he was alive. I do not know how many times I cried because he got so many near to death experience but his will to survive is amazing.
I am ready to let him go since he was 11 years old even though I cried everytime I am ready and yet he is still alive ^_^ but I never thought he will live long and my 2nd dog will be dead due to a tumor that was removed when he was 10 or 11 years old. I knew the risk that my 2nd dog would live for months or year but still I want her to be with me and She has the will to survive but the tumor has spread and the operation is futile because of his age T_T. In the end my 2nd dog was dead near beside me and she didn't cry. I just woke up because one of my dog beside me make a noise and when I checked her she was peacefully sleeping.
So Should I also put my 1st dog down because he is
he doesn't Cry because of his illness but he will call me because he needs something he cant do.
I cant also put him in cage for his remaining life.
So Should I do that? That is why I do not understand why they have to go to that extent to put their pet down...
My dog wants to live and I like him to live even if he takes my time, even if he begs for food or water, even if he got many illness even if he pees and poop anywhere i will allow it and I will never get angry just because he cant control himself. he is my pet and a family for me. It is not a selfish decision it is a decision I made base on his body language and his will to survive.
Judge me if you want but the only thing I can say is I could understand the behavior of my dogs better than anyone.