Someone at work today was telling me about their dog and how they think the dog has come to an end because of some recent behavior problems. The problems are pretty out-of-the-blue and are really pretty scary changes (I don’t want to go into too much detail) so I can see where the person is coming from when they say that they’re probably going to be putting the dog down soon.
What they said that really has been bothering me is that they aren’t going to put their dog through all kinds of tests to just prolong their life. And that they don’t know how or why we do what we do with Topaz because “what kind of a life is that for the dog” when the owners are keeping them alive for themselves.
It was almost judgemental without being judgemental…
When this person was saying it to me, I was really uncomfortable. They said that the dog, my dog I guess, is suffering by having the seizures and the medicine is just drugging him up.
Dogs aren’t human and I hold humans higher than my animals, however, I also know that I wouldn’t put my child “down” because they are sick or have seizures. Shoot, I have to deal with a sick husband every day of my life. Would I leave him, nope. Sorry.
I don’t think we’ve made a mistake by putting Topaz on medication and I think overall he’s a happy Puppa.
It just really bothered me that someone would say that. I know it’s their opinion, but still…please don’t judge me because I have chose to treat my dog for the disease he has. He’s only 3 yrs old. It’s not like he was 13 when the seizures started! He has so much life left to live!!!
I so wanted to tell this person to just MIND THEIR OWN!!! And deal with their own animals. Ugh…people. I hate them, I swear!