ChangYuan wrote:Our 6 month old puppy has come down with a disease called Parvo. It is an extremely virulent digestive system disease, that kills on an almost 80% basis in young dogs. She has been hospitalized since saturday, but has not gotten any better, if anything, a bit worse. If she takes a turn farther downhill, I am wondering what is said out there regarding killing to end suffering. I really don't want her to die, but if it looks like she will anyway, I don't want her to suffer along the way. This disease kills by shutting down the major organs, so painkillers will only alleviate so much. Does anyone have any advice on this?
My condolences for you and your puppy.
I hope that she may be well, and healthy,
and you freed from the worry that you must be facing.
The first question to ask is this:
Will having your puppy put down guarantee that the her pain ends?
ie. do you know into what state she will be reborn.
Try to look after her as best you can.
She will certainly appreciate your love, even if she succumbs in the end.