- Producer11/03/2017Doing The Right Thing Is The Hardest Thing...*picture courtesy The Mirror Doing The Right Thing Its the most difficult thing in the world for those of us who live with and love our dogs, dogs that go far beyond what any dog could be asked to do. Our military...
Comments12/03/2017 #4 Lisa (Panaccione) VaughtYes, and unfortunately degenerative myleopathy is a common condition in old age in our service dogs especially K9 cops and military, they do such strenous jobs.And they are big dogs. Even at their proper weight, its a common old age malady.
People get this too as they age. It's called Degenerative Disc Disease. We are able to do more for people re: stablizing the spine, pain control, accupuncture and chiropractic. Plus people can tell you exactly where it hurts.11/03/2017 #2 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught#1 Javier, thank you so much. When I read about Sgt. Smith, it sure struck a chord with me. I held my first 'forever' service dog, Jet, in my arms as he was put down. The hardest and most heartrenching thing I ever had to do. He had cancer, and we couldn't control his pain anymore, I promised him never would he have any pain. It was Good Friday, and he ate an entire cadre of marshmellow "Peeps" on the way to the vets.