|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Wed Aug 7, '13 4:53am PST |
|Chance, that is exactly what happened with Darrell... this was a new vet, and also not previously known to me. I honestly believe she was thinking out loud, but to a person who only had this dog and was grasping at straws, it would have sounded like these were legitimate options that "might" offer a cure for Darrell.
I mentioned the negatives about her plan, and she readily agreed with me that letting him go was the best option and was pretty sure he couldn't survive the neuter, but I still worried about what a novice dog owner faced with his illness might have done.
In my case, yes, the expense was an issue as well (although, if there WERE real hope I would have found the money), but to me, it could have had someone not only prolonging his suffering, but also worrying about whether they had done all they could for their dog, if the expense was a major issue.
By contrast, when I lost Lola earlier in the month the older, more experienced vets had no problem telling me that there was no hope for any improvement in her condition. I admit, it DID make my decision much easier to come to terms with.