Join Date: Mar 2007
Dogs Name: Sammy & Blush
Titles: Little Trouble Maker
Dogs Age: June 22/08
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My last doberman was the picture of health, one night he was barking at the door and all of a sudden he stopped and almost fainted. If a few seconds he was back to normal. It really scared me and the next day I took him to our vet. My vet did some test and came back with the terrible news, he had DCM in the final stage and it was just a matter of time. Gave me some pills and told me I would know when it was time to let him go. He never showed any signs that he was sick, I really felt guilty how did this happen to my boy.
He was fine for about a week and a half and then he got really bad, he couldn't climb starirs anymore, so I slept downstairs with him, he didn't want to eat very much. I made all of his favourite meals but I had to hand feed him. I knew in my heart that the time had come to let him go because he was suffering, he was only 6 1/2 years old, I hate this disease.
I'm so sorry you got this awful news, I wish you all the best. Mary.