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So I am asking opinion of other people that have been in my shoes. I am struggling with making the decision to put Bear down. He is my chocolate lab. I have had him since he was 9 weeks old, He is 13 1/2 now. He was one of the best dogs I have ever had. This morning I found him on the living room floor in the split position un able to get up in a pile of poo. He is still eating good, but he is unable to do to much more than that. He doesn't want to go out any more. He goes out long enough to potty then he is at the door barking to come in. He never did that before. He also has gotten to where he leaves trails to poo. It is like he is unable to squat in one spot to poo.

This sucks, just last year he tracked a deer, and retrieved a few birds.
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Sorry to hear about your situation, I've been there it is quite painful. If the vet doesn't have a remedy he can, at lease, let your Bear have a peaceful passing. Labs should never be put through any prolonged discomfort they are too proud of an animal for that. I'll say a prayer for you and Bear.
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So sorry to hear about Bear.

My chocolate lab, Coco, went through the same thing back in 2000. Had to put her down and couldn't stop crying. Held her while the vet put her to sleep. Hurt so bad I swore I'd never have another dog.

Got Elvis in 2006, a fine black lab with all the papers. Had to put Elvis down last August. He had developed a large tumor on his rib cage and was suffering, whining in the middle of the night. Held him while the vet put him to sleep. He actually licked me while the shot was taking effect.

Can't go through this anymore. I certainly feel your pain. Be merciful to poor Bear and relieve him of his misery. He'll be happy.
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Thanks for the replies. My wife asked me to wait a couple of days. She wants to cook him a steak dinner. I am dreading it, but I know it needs to be done.
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