Coping with pet loss || Grief and pet loss ||
Pet loss and grieving
A loved one is
never truly gone until they are forgotten,
...to live in the hearts of those left behind is to live forever!
IN LOVING MEMORY
I previously lost my Great Dane puppy Titus (photo at 4 months). He was a
beautiful, loving 10 month old Merlequin. Titus was recently diagnosed with
megaesophogus. The vets did test after test to find out why when he eats his
throat becomes enlarged and then shortly after he regurgitates his food.
They said it was a condition he was born with and the treatment would be for
us to continue feeding him small amounts of food, but to blend it and make
it wet. With his disorder, his throat did not function as it should.
Normally your throat pushes down the food to the stomach, his did not.
Titus was picked up from the vet on Thursday night and on Saturday morning
he passed away in my arms. The doctors did not know why he died because with
his disorder, it would not have happened like this. He was drinking water
and started to yelp and from there it only got worse. His neck grew large
and he could not breathe. I believe his throat closed up. Titus struggled
for his last breath of air on the way to finding the closest vet that was
open in town. He was only with my family for a short time, but he was loved
He brought so much joy to us and our other dogs. Titus loved to lay on the
couch with you and plop his beg drooling head on your lap any time of the
day. We will never forget out gentle giant and how much joy he brought to
our family in such a short time. I recommend anyone who has a love for dogs
to consider rescuing a Great Dane.
“Titus you will be missed but never forgotten, I love you !”
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