So I'm not ready for her to die and shes only 11 yo but I cant help but think these past couple of weeks what if shes ready to die and I'm forcing her to stay alive by force feeding her? I've had dogs growing up and know that sometimes they have to be put down so I just dont know how to judge for my princess. I dont want her to be miserable anymore. She doesnt seem like shes any better. Ive been force feeding consistently for 2 months and before that I was force feeding but not every day.
It's been since end of October where she's not been herself. She doesnt want to be held. She doesnt want to be in the "sunny spot" in her terrarium. When I put her by the window she turns herself so shes not facing out. She's super thin despite me feeding her every day. They've taken x-rays of her and see no blockage. Ive been giving the medicine and Calcium they sent us home with and she doesn't seem to be any better at all.
We go back to the vet on monday to run the tests again and see if anythings improved this past month ive had her home giving her a bath everyday, calcium every day, and the medicine is called SAMeLQ which Doug ( Dr. Doug Pernikoff her vet) told me to give every day for the first couple of weeks i gave a stool Softener but then was instructed to stop and since then she hasnt pooped.
She's lethargic and depressed and just doesnt seem like the quality of her life at this point is any good. I'm going to ask Doug on monday if he thinks shes going to get any better if she hasnt by now.
Someone said they force fed their baby for several months then they started to eat on their own. was your ig super thin? like scales and bones? sometimes when i get her out of they tub and i'm carrying her back downstairs she whips her tail around and she didn't used to whip it. like not for years she hasn't really whipped it.
I just feel terrible and i dont know if im keeping her alive for myself or for her.