Listen to your pet. When your old dog tells you it’s time, you’ll know.
Sue and Brownie’s Story
Years ago, we helped the owner of a dog named “Brown” who had been diagnosed with nasal cancer in February 2011. But this old girl didn’t lay down and take it, she was a fighter.
Sue initially contacted us looking for more information on how she could help Brownie through diet and supplements. We discussed some of the things that that could help with her old girl’s immune defense including both diet and supplements. Sue jumped right in and started home cooking and feeding Brown a healthy, wholesome diet which is essential for dogs fighting cancer of any kind.
She touched base with us every couple months to let us know how Brown was doing. As it turns out, Brown was quite the dancer and liked to show off her skills every Friday night to the tune of doo-wop. Sweet!
Then in May of 2012, Brownie took a turn for the worse and her quality of life began to suffer. The cleaning of her facial tumor became very painful and she would cry in agony. Sue always said that when this happened she would “send her home” and that’s what she did.
Since 2012, there are a lot more natural options available to help with nasal cancer in dogs than there were at that time.
Get Emotional and Share Your Feelings
- When your older dog finally makes the journey to cross over; don’t go it alone. One thing that we’ve learned is that it really helps to talk to other dog owners who are just as passionate about their dogs as you are. Don’t try and ignore the natural feelings that come with losing anything you love. It’s important to find that shoulder to cry on.
- On more than one occasion I’ve heard dog owners say that they were still struggling six months to a year later. They indicated how they felt pressured by others to “get over it”.
- True dog lovers understand the pain that comes with letting go of something nurtured and loved. Don’t ever allow others to dictate how you should respond emotionally to the loss of a pet. It can’t and shouldn’t be done. Should you have to put your dog to sleep or he passes over on his own, the death of a dog is very hard and shouldn’t be shrugged off.
- Anytime one of our own dogs crossed over, we avoid anyone that doesn’t feel the same way as we do about dogs, and this includes family members. The important thing is to let your emotions take their toll naturally.
Thanks For Allowing Us To Get To Know Brown
Brown’s story holds a permanent place on our website where other dog owners struggling with Cancer can read her story and receive a little comfort in knowing that others have been where you are right now. Pet loss hurts like losing other members of your family. Don’t take it lightly.
You’ll be forever missed old girl.