The other day my dog was crying and crying and crying like she was in a lot of pain. Her stomach was also bloated. We took her to the vet and got the bad news that her stomach turned. It would take surgery, and the chances of that even working were very small. I opted to put her out of her pain. I didn't think I would get as emotional as I did. She will be missed.
I've taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me, send money.
I've had several Malemutes; they are extraordinary dogs. I've had to have them put down for age related issues but never for a turned stomach. I'm not yet over the loss of any of them. I think I know how you feel. You have my deepest sympathy.
Loc: Ozark Mountains in SW Missouri
It's always tough to lose a good friend and family member and dogs have always been a part of our family too.
I've never heard of a dog having a "turned stomach". It sounds similar to a when a horse "colics". I've dealt with that and it's pretty tough to watch them go through. As hard as I know it is, I'm sure you did the right and compassionate thing. My sympathies are with you too.
I also dread the day when I have to take that decision, my dog is now 11,5 years and have had some occasions where he just faints. We have decided to wait getting a new puppy until he is gone. Even if the loss is great, I comfort myself with the fact that he has had many good years. Always playful, just mention the word tour, and he is at the door wagging the tail in anticipation. I am sure your dog too had a good life FM.