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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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im calling to make an appointment to have my pet rat josh put down. he is too old, i went to pet him today and he cried, he also has two or three open sores on his back. i figure the only human thing to do is to have him put down, im going to ask the doctor when we get there to see if he can be helped, but he is six years old, or near six. this is a hard decision that is a last resort for me.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 01:19 PM
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aww man, that sounds painful. i'm so sorry he's not doing well. talking to your vet is the best idea. poor little guy. keep your hopes up, no matter what, he'll feel better whether its on this earth or heaven. keep us updated

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Aww. He will be in good hands if you do euthenize him.
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wow, 6 years! I sure hope mine live that long, bet you gave him such a great life he didnt want to give up! Sorry to hear he is not doing so well tho...
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Wow at 6 years you've really done great for him! I know how hard a decision it is. I had to make it just last night. My prayers are with you.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks all. me and my cousin talked with the vet and he said that he is probably holding on with the last string, so we decided to put him down because the doctor said he was probably in pain, he had cancer and it was taking him fast. my mom just broke into tears when the doctor brought josh out in a blanket to say goodbye, me and my cousin were the only ones not crying, although i sure wanted to, i had to fight them back for hours after, and still do a little bit right now. it was just so sad. We are going to get a picture of him and blow it up so we can frame it and put it where his cage was as a memorial. we are going to get his body tomorrow so we can bury it in our backyard
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I'm sorry for your loss . It sounds like he had a great life...six years is really old for a rat.




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RIP Josh. Sorry about your loss. I'm sure he was a happy rat to have lived so long.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 12:32 AM
 
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Its always hard when you lose a pet, I hope my babies live to 6 years too.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 09:41 AM
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I am so sorry for your loss.




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