Awww what a cutie! What breed is that? It sounds like you did the right thing. I would want the same as well, not have to put him down but let him go at home around us in his comfortable place. We are not there yet but it's true that this disease has its ups and downs and it does get harder to recooperated each time there is a down side as the med dosages start being maxed out theres not as much leeway to increase further without compromising other organ functions. This is foxy the chihuahua. Thanks so much foxy needs all the prayers! Will look into humidifiers and he is going to be wearing his jacket each time for the walks. His coughs are definitely exaggerated we are having below 25 degree weather right now!We let Nemo go on his own..my sister just couldn't go through with putting him to sleep because everyday when she thought this is it Nemo would bounce back and be good as new, she couldn't put him down knowing he would be begging for steak and bread..so she wanted him to go peacefully on his own, in his own home and that is what he did..even with all the Viagra she gave him a whole pill that morning it made zero difference..as long as your pup is happy, able to walk around, doesn't have trouble breathing, doesn't need to go to the ER for oxygen, than he is OK..you can control the control with the cough suppressant, maybe with a humidifier sometimes it would help Nemo, not all the time but it did help..and also wearing warm clothing..whenever it was cold and Nemo went outside he would start coughing more.that sound, that is the coughing sound you dont soon forget, must be the worst sound in the world I hated that sound..you can hear the difference when its something to do with the lungs or the trachea. I really really wish they would find a cure for this, so many dogs suffer from it and yet they have yet to come up with a cure, a fix, something..Viagra is fine but it doesnt last long, after a while the dog needs more and more to survive it just stinks..some breeds gets this condition while others dont, its a genetic thing, same with trachea collapse, small breeds get it, while big dogs dont. Big dogs have their own issues, cancer, etc..so every breed has something. Please keep me updated on Foxy I will pray for him. He doesn't sound as serious as when Nemo was diagnosed, Ive read some dogs can live 2 yrs with hypertension, I find that hard to believe but who knows..will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.Oh man. That sounds like it must have been so hard to watch your pup deteriorate like that. I know death is inevitable and every pet eventually passes on, it just makes me so sad my boy just turned 9 and is going through all this. I hope he doesn't get as sick as yours did and that I can make the tough decision when it comes to it. Our cardiologist made it very clear she would let me know when it was time because she knows how hard its been for us all. Foxys on 6 different meds for 4 months now so its 15 pills a day also D: i guess when you thinj of it i know he is pretty sick but you just cant tell by looking he seems so young and full of life and he is young. At least your baby lived such a full long life! If i can extend foxys for even 2 more years I will be so grateful.
Here is a picture of our Nesmo..I didnt know how to upload one here so just uploaded it on one of those online sites. look at how happy he was, that is how I will remember him
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