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Two days ago, my husband and I made the heart-wrenching decision to help our beloved greyhound, Wagmore Barkless (Wags), over the rainbow bridge. He fought a valiant fight against degenerative myelopathy, and now, he can finally run again. We have never had to make the decision to euthanize before, and it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. He was 13.5, and had declined significantly over the last month, but steadily over the last 6 months. He had some incontinence, could no longer go on walks, and had little interest in squeaky toys anymore. We put down runners everywhere o
After a long struggle, I decided to put my 15 year old greyhound Suki to sleep. She could have probably lived physically another few to several months, but was quickly deteriorating (physically and mentally). I'd been carrying her up and down the stairs for about 6 months. She started to fall down when peeing occasionally and also was becoming incontinent and having accidents in the house even though I took her out about 8-10x a day. What made me make the decision was that she was having fear/anxiety spells- walking in circles, panting. I wanted her to be free from any fear and discomfort. Her