I have to agree with Shanna...if you have to ask you already know. Either
way it doesn't make it any easier. Believe me, I know :-(
Go with Bob's first suggestion..get a second opinion and find out for sure
if it's Cushings. In the meantime, keep him away from the kids for now as
it's better to play it safe than sorry.
If it is, talk at length about the drugs and any temperamental changes that
could change him because of the disease or the drugs.
If it isn't, I would revisit your initial thoughts of putting him down.
It's a tough road, especially when they get older. Just getting older can
turn them cranky and intolerant of children, especially if they are in pain
Good luck to ya girl...we're all behind you
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> It's late and I am a little stressed out over Thunder. I know you'll
> help me.
> Years ago Thunder was around 5 when he first started showing only a one
> sign he circled the doorway before I let him out. Now, he needs to
> urinate more often, and he is one hungry dog at mealtime. Then, when he
> eats Thunder makes an unusual type noise like he is having a hard time
> getting it down.
> The first time I cried is when I saw Thunder on a Scavenge Hunt in the
> Kitchen. It's sad to watch them when this happens. He drinks a lot of
> None of those are a problem for me I love doing things for Thunder.
> But, tonight Nicole came over and Thunder nipped my baby girl. He also
> bit Hb trying to get him to the Vet.
> Everybody I know what I need to do he needs to be put to sleep I don't
> want to see him suffer. It's just he has so much life in him and the
> prettiest white teeth. Rusty has them too.
> I have a lot going on in my life Nicole may decide to give me a
> granddaughter. I can't trust THUNDER around my kids. My Vet said, we
> should and I cried so hard over the phone with Jimmy.
> WE play ball but he still has a pot bellied look. He's only nine and I
> know he's sick
> and that causes aggression.
> O-kay as my friends each one of you tell me with a Vote yes or no
> should Thunder
> be put down.
> >> Stay informed about: Thunder may have Cushings