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Old 04-16-2017, 07:27 AM
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He sure was a beauty. Cherish those memories. Thanks for sharing, and you obvious made him a very happy dog for many years (I was going to say long, but their time with us is always too short).
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So sorry for your loss. He looked a bundle of joy and full of character.

It is a heartbreaking decision but I am sure you made the correct one. Making that decision is the hardest thing we do as pet parents, in my experience, but protecting them from suffering is the deal we must make when we take on responsibility for any pet. Your vet came in after hours because it was in Jake's best interests for him to be evaluated quickly. Based on that alone, I believe the recommendation your vet gave you would also have been in his best interests.
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I am so sorry that you had to go through this experience. So, lets see if we can find a silver lining to this that might help you or someone else in the future. To answer your question as to whether this should or should not have been done is impossible because there is no correct answer. I could give you a list of ten reasons why you made the correct choice and then give you another ten reasons why you did not. The lesson here is to not make decisions during emotional reactions. Not to give a lecture on brain neurophysiology but to use a metaphor: Imagine that a bear jumps out while you are walking down the path and you and your friend are running for your life (major fight or flight reaction which is the same as your emotional reaction) and someone asking you "Hey, what do you want to do to solve that problem at work?" The brain cannot make objective decisions during survival mode. I tell my clients to go home and take some time and when the emotions clear, and they are able to objectively discuss the problem, then let me know. That might look like yes, lets do this or that or maybe lets get a second opinion. Hope this helps. Remember, you did NOT make a mistake.
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He was a gorgeous boy. So very sorry for your loss.
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It's understandable to second-guess yourself after a decision like that. You did the right thing. But I personally believe that what you are feeling is very normal. I felt like that after I had my cat put to sleep. I knew it was the right thing to do, but at the same time I started to doubt myself. But as the years go by I remember I did what was best for her.

Your Jake is absolutely beautiful. Huskies are amazing animals and they have a way about them that no other dog has. I had a grey one named Shadow a handful of years ago. She liked to howl to the fire alarm. There are no other breeds that are quite like a husky!
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