What is The Symptoms of Dying Dog?

by Kelvin Redfield on November 16, 2010

All dogs have a much shorter lifespan compares to average human lifespan. It is can be an extremely painful experience for any dog owners to face this when the days come. It is an inevitable event. It is vital to learn all the possible of the symptoms or signs of dying dog as the dog owner may able to anticipate the losses, accept what will happen in the future, spend a good quality of life with their dogs for the time remains and make the end as comfortable as possible for it.

Here are some of the common symptoms that you can see from a dying dog:

  • Tail between his legs
  • Limited movement Runny eyes
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Unable to get up
  • Slower heartbeat
  • Unable to drink water from his own bowl and eat any food
  • Body temperature drop
  • Excessive sleeping
  • Have difficulty to walk
  • Behavior change
  • Spasmodic and gasping breathing
  • Shaking
  • Incontinence
  • Lethargy and lay down for longer periods of time.

It is difficult to keep track of the time frame of each symptom as some of them come on suddenly. The time frame can be anywhere from immediate to a few day. When the symptoms can not longer to be controlled or sustained by medicine, the dog’s body will shut down, and the dog will meet its end.

Death is sudden and quick, and this is a big shock to every dog owners who love their dog. Try not to be too emotionally and take time to go over and do not place any blame or guilt on anyone, including yourself. Upon learning the news of the dog condition, the dog owners need to consider on how to make a dog feel comfortable as possible as before it dies. Even if he isn’t eating as much as he used to, continue to provide food for them.

The dog may need a help to eat and drink. If the dog has the difficulty to bites, try to mixing some dry dog food with water as it will make the swallowing easier. Keep him well hydrated as much as possible even if he cannot get his water bowl. If the dog is not longer able to move, cover the dog with a soft blanket can be a proper resting place for it. A dying dog still want the attention from their owners, so try to spend some time with them. Talking, petting and rubbing with them can give them comfort and emotional support.

If the dog owners are unable to stand to watch their beloved dying pets suffering, the dog owner may have to make the heart- rending decision when, and if, to euthanize their dog. Consulting with the veterinarian can give the dog owner some idea of the dog pain and comfort level, and you may learn that it is the best interest of your pet to euthanize them. In this case, once the drug is administered, the death will be quick and imminent. So before it is happens, make sure you give him a final comfort and speak softly to your dog and praise him for what have it done being faithful to your family in the past.

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