Some dogs, like people, are mentally disturbed, some have brain damage from birth and will never be like 'normal' dogs, these dogs, unfortunately, even though they are lovable most of the time are not safe to be around children, and some of the more powerful ones, even around adults.My daughter and my son in law got their border collie put to sleep last week, he was just 7 year old, but this last 6 months he had been snapping and biting at them both, just out of the blue and any of their friends that called to the house were afraid to go in as he went for a few of them. They had him at several different dog training schools and seen quite a few vets trying to hopefully get him better controlled, but it was all to no avail as each of the vets all gave the same advice in the end up. He had always been great with me, never did i see his nasty side as they did, i liked taking him up on my local mountain walk, which he loved and he was always well behaved, but ultimately my daughter and son in law were frightened in case he went for one of my grand children or indeed any child, but he had always loved being around the kids and he always seemed to like playing with them, but i suppose it was probaly better to go with the vets advice as he was a very big muscular collie and they couldnt take that chance, but he was good for me especially since i retired from work early, i asked them on the day to change their minds as i knew how hard it would hit them and it did, they have found it really hard and are both struggling, i just hope it was for the best and trying to help them cope, good to get this of my chest, sorry for the long post.
Sorry for twittering on but chaz waited 3 weeks til I came home..loyal.honest and there waiting me to come home
Miss him more words could ever mention. Cya soon m8 xx
Yes my dogs ears go blood red inside with stress when we walk into the vets she’s normally very placid and loving but she turns when she sees the vet, my advice to anyone that loses a dog is just get another one straight away preferably a rescue dog, I feel your pain stuss.
to my mind you made the right decision, years ago we had a female springer Cindy, At 8 she had small (coin sized ) lump on mammary gland, after watch & wait it began to grow rapidly to a fist size after months of the smaller ,within days. She had 2 mammary glands removed,as precaution, the biopsy returned 'guarded prognosis' they couldn't say whether it was or wasn't cancer. 9 months on she was getting uncomfortable, not herself, the vet then spayed her & removed cystic ovaries, she was spayed for suspected pyometra, a womb infection, it wasn't the case.6 weeks later she just dropped dead at vets,during a check up. She was 9 at the time, while it appeared she needed some of the ops, she may not have needed the womb removal. The little lumps you dog has, could be bad, equally likely they could be limpomas, benign fatty deposits/tumors that are common in all dogs over 10, if shes in good form, you're right to let her enjoy life & get on with things, with hindsight I'd never have agreed to the 2nd op, a friend who is also a vet, thought it was too much for a dog in her health ,to have 2 ops so close together,especially as pyometra itself isn't directly life threatening, hope all goes well for you and your little ladyforgot to update this thread.
The vet said they are one of three things, milk deposits, benign tumours or malignant tumours.
Even if they remove them and put them under a microscope, they still wouldn't know which of the three they are
They said if they were to remove them, they would need to remove her entire back two nips, also perform a hysterectomy at the same time, this is too much to risk on what could probably be nothing, especially considering the dog's age.
She said it could take years for the lump to start growing and I said i'd keep my eye on it, if it does start to change shape or get bigger, I'll think about having it removed then. She's loving life at the moment and this thing is only as big as a grain of rice so will monitor it and see how it goes