Dear Dogster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Dogster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.

Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Dogster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Dogster magazine, and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.

Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.



Nancy LathamNancy Latham WarehamPosts: 5Member ✭✭
my 12 yr old Pom has collapsing trachea, heart diseae, Cushing disease, he coughs all the time and no cough meds or sedatives work, anybody out there who has had to put their dog down


  • Sandy_Kramer_etcSandy_Kramer_etc BangorPosts: 109,053Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    It is a really hard decision.   I have been lucky and never had to make that choice,   Many (*hugs*).   

    No Longer Lost BOL

    Sandy aka Thumper
    Sandy's Archived page
    We celebrate my birthday and Gotcha Day on Jan 3 though we do not know when I was born

    Kramer's Archived page
    We celebrate my birthday and Gotcha Day on Jan 3 though we do not know when I was born

  • Nancy LathamNancy Latham WarehamPosts: 5Member ✭✭
    Thank you so much Sandy
  • DinkyDinky Posts: 1Member

    Hello , I Feel your Anxiety and worry, I have just Been through it, My Beautiful '' Deano '' German Shepherd was 14, September this year he started dragging his back legs , we took him to the Vets  where they told us that it was Arthritus , Degenarative spine Displassure , ?? something like that, ...  put him on Anti inflamatries . It Eased him and he seemed to respond well , we would go for short walks , he wasn't in pain, Last Sunday , 04/11/18 , He had his Sunday Roast, as he always did, but he led down to eat it , he came into the living room with me after, put his head on my knee , to say thank you , as he always did , But he didn't come up on the Settee for a cuddle as he usually does.he just lead on the floor, As usual I called them to go for a walk , He looked at me , and couldn't get up. I Tried to help him , It was no use , I called the children and got the family together, Called the vets, 10.30pm, Got him there straight away , I could not have my beautiful boy suffering . We arrived at the vets , She done more tests, but I Knew in my heart , That '' It's Time To Say Good Bye '' the vet inserted an I.V. gave him something to relax him , and left the room for 10 minutes, which gave Deano to feel numb and restful , and the children to say their good bye's , I led with him , and gave him my jumper to rest his head on , the vet returned, She gave him the final injection, I sank my head into his soft , fluffy fur by his neck , and took a deep breath, and smelt him for the last time , We saw him the day he was born , and were with him when he took his last breath, He did not suffer ,and passed away peacefully,

    But for us  It is horrible, I know it's only been 4 days.  I Miss him so much,

    If your Pom Is suffering in pain or discomfort in any way, and the Vets cant control it , as hard as it is.

    It may be ''Time to say good bye''

    I Feel your Pain, Best wishes .


    P.S.  I wrote a memorial for DEANO on a site called Rainbow Bridge,

    that may help.

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