Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South West England
Dogs Name: Odin
Dogs Age: 18 Apr 2010
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Odin 18 Apr 10 - 2 Jan 2020
So I really haven't posted on here in a very long time and indeed I don't think many of the members are the same as when I was here more regularly. But incase some of you do remember me; we moved back to the UK from Germany back in 2017 and we noticed Odin had started to slow down a bit. No more bike rides with us that's for certain. He would however continue to go out on long walks and have a run around without issue.
We had to kennel Odin for one night at the end of November so we could go to my brothers wedding. All was fine but Odin developed a cough, which we assumed was kennel cough. Off to the vets we went where it was confirmed. We treated the cough and it went away. All appeared fine. However, on Boxing Day Odin's cough came back with a vengeance. I had to return home from my parent's so we could take Odin to the vets. They informed us that kennel cough can come back and will bring a secondary infection along with it, meaning pneumonia. If it wasn't that, it was his heart failing.
So we tried treatment for pneumonia in the hopes it would be that. It wasn't. We knew then that we would need to make that heart wrenching decision to say goodbye to our darling boy. Our vets weren't open on New Years Day and we couldn't say goodbye to Odin with a vet we didn't know and somewhere Odin didn't know. We therefore took him in on 2 January. We did however treat Odin to a slap up meal on his last evening so he got all those naughties he couldn't have otherwise due to his digestive system not agreeing with them.
The vets were fantastic and Odin left us peacefully. Me and my husband are heartbroken. My darling companion who kept me company when my husband was sent away is gone. Needless to say, we are a bit lost. But he is at peace now and that is what is important. We are due to get him back next week and hopefully I'll feel a bit better then, but I don't hold out hope on that.