I would like to thank Dr. Luke Berglund of Beach Vet Clinic for his compassion shown while putting down our 11-year old pug, Pugsley.
I didn't expect anything less from Dr. Luke; he is an awesome veterinarian. Three months ago, Pugsley was diagnosed with a brain tumor. We watched as his activities slowed, and his awesome self-taught I love you Mama greeting at 5:30 p.m. was less frequent. His prognosis was six months.
Any dog owner should be a responsible dog owner, so when Pugsley woke this past Saturday refusing food and water, and struggling to remain upright, we made the call. If you are a pet owner, please be a responsible pet owner. Don't let your fears blind you from helping a sick, failing pet.
Pugsley was given a muscle relaxant and fell asleep in my arms, pug-snoring peacefully. Dr. Luke gave us time alone to say our goodbyes. Dr. Luke then administered the purple shot and Pugsley didn't even flinch. It was over in 30 seconds.
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Those who know our family know that, yes, we crazy people have three other pugs in our home. But there will only be one Pugsley.