I have a 3 year old entire bull terrier bitch I rescued from an absolutely terrible situation that has left her with 2 fractured mandibular canines. I have had her only a short while, and I’m currently working on fundraising for her but it’s not going to be a very quick process. The problem is, she will not take any medication whatsoever. I had to work to earn her easily broken trust, so daily injections is completely not an option.
I want to save her so bad, but she is absolutely MISERABLE. She can hardly eat, which causes her extreme frustration (yes I cut it to appropriate size and I hand feed it to her) which causes her to lash out aggressively during and after meal times. At any given moment she’s on edge, she hates being touched and will flinch if you try. She loves giving me affection but doesn’t want me to pet her (touch sensitive) she constantly plays musical beds because she’s in too much pain to sleep. She always wants to be next to me but hates it when I do anything, she wants me to sit alone with her and relax 24/7 while she tries to relax too, asking me to give up my seat repeatedly (we rotate between 3 seating arrangements in my bedroom about every 15 minutes or so)
I can’t tell if I’m being selfish at this point. She needs relief and she needs it NOW, but I don’t know if I can do it. She could possibly have to live with this for 3 months or more before I can actually afford to get her root canals done. Is this something I should allow her a peaceful transition to the afterlife for, or should I just wait and save her?
it is difficult to manage, but I’m not worried about that. All I care about is if I’m doing the right thing for her, you have no idea how much I wish I could ask her…