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My Dog and best friend of 8 years,Rocky, is getting very old and sick and I can’t deal with it I get anxiety attacks and depression and barley want to leave the house or get out of bed every morning I don’t know what to do, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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My suggestion would be to give all the love you can to your Rocky, but you've mentioned that you can't deal with it all. So it makes it kinda harder to answer. Do you have any support by your side? How is he doing? 

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There is nothing that any of can do when our Fur Babies grow older. I knew my Termy was going to leave me one day and he did, he was over 16 years old but it still wasn't easy. I cried a lot when I knew his time was getting near and didn't think I could let him go. I gave him hospice care for over a month and when he stopped eating and had a very bad night throwing up, I laid on the floor with him and promised him Mommy would fix it. He finally was able to sleep but his last full day with me all he wanted was to be near me. Please try to think of Rocky's quality of life and do the most unselfish thing we Fur Parents can do, let them go. We end their suffering and ours begin. Rocky will let you know when he is ready and you will have to be strong for him. Keep coming back here for the support you need. It's hard, I know but be strong. Give Rocky all the love you can.
Hugs and doggie kisses
Termy's mom

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Oh termys mommy,you have put it so's so incredibly hard,but we owe it to.our babies to listen to them....they know when they need to's a nightmare having this decision looming over you,Rocky will tell you if you can see past your overwhelming pain and have to be his voice in this's the right thing to do,to help him.out of pain in this world and into free do in the next world.I had to do the same horse,,,,I tried everything to save him,,part of me is glad I did but another part feels I kept trying for just a little too long.I wanted to keep my baby I know exactly how you feel...the ONLY thing that matters,what must guide you is....what is best for your baby,Rocky......I wish you the best,its a life changing time .....I hear your pain....Rocky will be happy in his next adventure......promise...

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Hi Domenic13. I’m sorry that you are going through this. Please know that Rocky has been very lucky to have you in his life. I know that whatever time we are given with our beloved fur babies is never enough. We are then put in an unnatural position where we have to make decisions about their care without their input. It’s too easy to question every decision, every moment. Just know that you saved him. You have given him a long life full of love. This is what matters. Your feelings are natural, but you don’t have to do this alone. If you aren’t already seeing a therapist, consider it. Reach out and grab whatever help you need to keep your head above water. With time, you will be ok. ((((Hugs))))))
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