What do you think?
It is now October 28th and early in April our Weimaraner was at death’s door. I actually brought him to the vet to put him to sleep because he was in such pain and distress. But just couldn’t do it so I brought him back home. I struggled with that decision and promised the family that I would not make him suffer too much (and what is too much?) but it just didn’t feel right. I have had to put dogs down before and never struggled with the decision but this time I just couldn’t do it. The vet said he didn’t have long – maybe a week or two but gave me some strong meds to make him comfortable during that time.
I gave him the meds for 24 hours then stopped. I changed his dog food to the best food I could find without wheat and with minimal byproducts. Now to contradict that philosophy I decided that if he was dying anyway I was going to give him whatever he wants. If someone was eating chocolate and he wanted it – by all means give it to him. What was the worst that would happen – he would die – but he was already anyway.
Now in six months he literally has only had one or two days where he is uncomfortable but not enough to not function – just enough to be a little sluggish. Otherwise he is still the hyperactive weimaraner he always has been – only he listens a little better at his old age.
So here he is eating Tostitos Tortilla Chips – enjoying them immensely and I have no guilt whatsoever giving them to him! He is a “Blue Weimaraner” so his hair is very black except for his gray on his face from being elderly… Doesn’t he look so happy?