So sorry for your loss. I think putting down my dog was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my whole entire life. And I’ve been through the loss of a brother, both parents, three destructive hurricanes, earthquakes, financial ruin. Putting my dog down almost killed me. My only consolation is in knowing it was time, and I didn’t let him suffer long term just because I didn’t want to let him go. It will be 3 years now, and I still cry. Now it’s almost time for his brother and sister. How will I ever go through it again?
If I were to make a listing of all of the dog behaviors I like it would most likely be fairly long. A deliciously comfortable tail wag, a bow to solicit play, and a mushy sigh before resting their head in your lap would absolutely make the list. However, those are only a few of the numerous the explanation why canine deliver us immense pleasure each day. However, my list of canine behaviors that are not so favorable is slightly short. For me, like most, one of many few things on that checklist would surely be coprophagia. Coprophagia is the consumption of feces. This will embrace the feces of others as well as their own.
Treatment: If a pancreatic or liver tumor is identified and able to be surgically excised, the skin lesions may normalize for an extended period of time, but because these tumors metastasize (spread to other areas of the body) quickly, surgery is not curative. In cases of end stage liver disease, surgery is not possible, and the goal of therapy is to increase quality of life and decrease uncomfortable skin lesions with supportive care and addressing the nutritional abnormalities. Supportive care includes supplementing protein and necessary minerals and enzymes through the diet and oral supplements or by weekly intravenous amino acid infusions that are performed in the hospital on an outpatient basis until improvement in the skin is noted. Unfortunately, despite the supportive care, the disease will progress.