About a month ago i rushed my 9yo terrier to the vet gasping for air. Turns out she has congestive heart failure. Given about 6 months to live, give or take.
Well, she is getting worse every day. She has collapsed twice in a month, barely gets off her bed and doent eat dinner every night. We have medications for her but apart from it being hard to given them to her, they are expensive. One day of missing meds and she is coughing and spluttering and gasping for air again.
We have had her longer than our oldest daughter and i cant even imagine making the choice to have her put to sleep. I just keep saying, shes ok...cause some days she is.
It just came as a huge shock, i expected her to live for some much longer. I was always told the smaller the dog the longer they life...turns out thats true except VERY small dogs and shes very small. 3kgs.
How do i make that choice??