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Tobby will be 12yr in June 2018 he is Black Lab mixed never…

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Tobby will be 12yr in June 2018 he is Black Lab mixed never very hyper he broke his left back leg at 6 months old, now he was having a hard time getting up and claiming steps, when he tried to clime them he would fall backward I had to help him up from the back side. 2 wks. ago he started losing his ability to clime up the hill that he has been going up and down sense he was a pup. he has not been eating much and lying around he will drink water. he doesn't want you to touch them much, he also will just lay and bark, a different tone then he use to, I know its close to his time to go but I love him so much he was my fathers dog and he passed in 2011. Thanks for just listing

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

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Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm so sorry to hear that Tobby's condition is declining. I can tell that he is very special to you and a legacy of your father.

Though it can be heartbreaking to consider, it sounds like Tobby's quality of life is declining and his time is drawing near.

If he is not wanting to be touched, and laying and barking, these can be signs of pain.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

When having Quality of Life conversations with my clients, I often use this handout to help clients evaluate all the different aspects that compose adequate quality of life for their dear pets. I hope you find it helpful to evaluate Tobby's condition and helps you to decide when it is time to humanely say goodbye.

I'm so sorry.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

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