When to put a dog down with hip dysplasia

Today’s PetMeds Spotlight is on when to put a dog down with hip dysplasia.  At some point, there will come a time that you are keeping the dog alive for your own benefit over the dog having some life left in them.  A person’s inability to say good-bye should not be outweighed by the pain and suffering of the dog that is going through it.

There are many meds and nutritional supplements that can help a dog facing this type of situation, but at some point, it can’t be helped any longer.

PLease speak to your vet about when it is time to let go, many will offer “in home” services as to not disrupt the dog and have them be at ease in a place they ar most comfortable.

I’ve been through it a few times already, and it never gets easier.

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Erin Gleeson

Erin Gleeson is the Outreach Specialist at 1-800-PetMeds® and works with the 1-800-PetMeds Cares donations program. She has loved animals as long as she can remember and has worked in several veterinary offices in the past as a veterinary technician. She has one cat, Kitsy, and frequently fosters kittens for a local rescue group. You can also find Erin on Google+.

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