Today I had to put one of my dogs to sleep. It is like losing a child. He was fine this morning when we got up and then within a couple of hours he could barely walk. After an examination and a series of xrays the vet informed us he had crushed a disc in his back and the fragments had entered his spinal cord. They could try operating but the chances of recovery where very slim as he was over 7.
I couldnt bare the thought of him suffering and so we made the decision to euthanize.
It was the hardest decision ever.