My dogs been poisoned.

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    We took my dog, Harry, to the vets on thursday morning.
    he was being sick for a couple of days and wouldnt eat or drink.
    the vet thought his pancriatitus had flared up again and kept him in to be put on a fluids drip.
    tests showed his kidneys weren't working properly but he would probably recover once he started getting fluids in him.

    He didnt recover.......the vet found him this morning in a comatose state and had to euthanize him.
    he asked us not to come to the surgery so we couldnt say our goodbyes which makes us think he already did the deed as we had already signed consent forms for his treatment.

    He said he couldnt be 100% sure but thought Harry had been poisoned rather than a flare up.....some things didnt add up to pancriatitus.

    because of where we live Harry was free to roam and would take himself off on adventures.
    he would go up to people walking but would never get close enough to worry anyone....he was a wuss and would walk away if anyone tried to get too close.
    Just speculating but i guess it only takes one to take exception if he approached them repeatedly and throw him a piece of poisoned meat.
    another part of our life come to an end but we will get over it and we still have our canine terrorist Jack. Picture 085.jpg
     
  2. Bailey58

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    That's horrible John. Bad enough when you know a dog is ill and beyond help and you make that decision for his sake rather than your own but when it is something unknown it makes it difficult to accept. Feeling for you. :(
     
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    What a great photo, really feel for you as I know how close we get to them.

    You will never know the truth now, so hope it wasn't poisoning.

    Paul.
     
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    Oh Papajohn how awful for you and how cruel that someone could do something like that. Am speechless. I empathise with your pain. Take the time to grieve. Bet your little canine terriorist will miss his big wussy friend too. So sorry. :(
     
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    That is really sad such a beautiful dog, how people can do that it's just horrible.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your dog. Bad enough to lose him but I really hope it wasn't through some mindless selfish scumbags actions.
     
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    As horrible as it may sound (and i feel your pain John) but he may have eaten something while out on his travels off the floor - it doesn't mean that someone has purposely poisoned him, but if it were my dog i would have to feel responsible myself for letting him out to roam around in the first place. sorry for your loss :( he looks a real teddy bear of a dog :cry:
     
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    sorry for your loss john:(
     
  9. Jonkil

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    You live in a rural area Papajohn?
    Some farmers do lay down poison and it is indiscriminate in its actions.
    That is terrible news. I also live rural but have never laid down poison on my land as it is a painful horrible killer, but many farms around me are signposted as having poison laid.
    Lost a beautiful dog years ago to the same fate, thinking of you.
     
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    Why the f*** are people allowed to lay poison and what the hell are they after???:mad:
     
  11. Baycott

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    So sad :(:(
    I hope it wasn't a deliberate act. It's bad enough to lose him without thinking somebody did it deliberately.
     
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    So sorry to hear of your loss, we have two GS and they are part of the family. I never intended to allow that, but the first one wormed his way in and the second walked in beside him.
     
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    Sorry about your Dog pj, commiserations, when they go they leave a very large hole in your life that's for sure


    We have to be very careful around the Farm where we lay Rat poison because of the 5 Dogs and the feral Cats. We have to lay Rat poison around about the feed bins and the large crushed corn Hopper, as the contents attracts them, and, also make sure the bodies are disposed of carefully.
    We have to make sure the animals, the cats in particular, can't get at the bait, so those little plastic recepticules that are manufactured specially for the job are ideal
     
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. Whether intentional or not it serves to remind us how vigilant we have to be with our beloved pets. Such a beautiful boy. I'm sure he will be waiting for you at the bridge. Xx

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    So sorry to read this. He looked a lovely boy. Thinking of you (((hugs)))
     
  16. Larrynwin

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    Sad news John, I know how we love our dogs and how much it hurts when you lose one.
    Potential for careless use of rat bait around easily picked up .
     
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    John - having been dog owners ourselves for years I feel your pain.
    There's one thing for certain, you're going to lose your fury friend one day. Having lost our last two dogs suddenly and unexpectedly I am glad that I didn't have to suffer the prolonged heat ache of a long illness - a small blessing in disguise if there is one.
    When they go, they leave a big hole in your life and whilst a new dog doesn't ever replace your old one, it's great to have a new best friend, especially if you've taken a dog from a rescue centre
    Regards
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    So sorry to hear your sad news, I hope it wasn't intentional, but there are some horrible human beings out there. They leave such a huge hole behind, our gorgeous four legged friends.
     
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    just a thought john,the dog could have took a drink from a puddle by a newly sprayed field.
     
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    So sorry to hear this {{hugs}}
     
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