We had to have our dog put down today. He has been sick for a while, all indications are cancer though the vets were unable to locate it on an X-ray. He had a melanoma a couple of years ago that was surgically removed, it may have metastisized.
All his blood cell counts were low, anemic, low white cell, low platelets, and he was basically bleeding to death internally and not responding to medications.
He had lost his sense of smell and in the last two days went deaf and lost his sense of balance. This morning he had a blood bowel movement. It was clear that he wasn’t going to be able to go on much longer and there was no realistic chance of recovery.
There was nothing the vet could do for him and suggested the most humane thing to do at this point was to end his suffering, which is what we did.
You know he was stubborn and unenergetic, but damn I’m gonna miss him.