At some point it will come so far that you have to say goodbye to your dog. It’s sad and difficult to think about it, but I think and have experienced it that it’s important to figure it out in advance.
What happened to Pepper?
Pepper was sleeping on Tuesday afternoon, got up and could no longer keep his balance while walking. I had a bad feeling about it and we went straight to the vet. The vet suspected the ‘Geriatric vestibular syndrome’ that will get better on its own within 2 to 3 days.
Unfortunately, this was not the case and it only got worse. Pepper couldn’t walk alone, his eyes darted from left to right and he kept his head tilted all the time. We have carpet in our apartment and that was very good for Pepper. That way he had it a little better indoors and didn’t always slip. Nevertheless, he stopped walking in the apartment from Tuesday afternoon and, with my help, moved only 2-3 times a day.
Friday morning, we had a new appointment with the vet and they indicated that there is nothing they can do and that there is also no treatment. In the end, no one knows what it was exactly, but we did the best for Pepper and didn’t let him suffer ❤️
At the end of 2019, we buried our old family dog in the garden. This was good, but not possible with Pepper. A week before Pepper’s death, I searched for pet crematories to see which ones are good and to save them for later.
Last week we went to the pet crematorium and I opted for an individual cremation. Only this cremation makes it possible to collect Pepper’s ashes. It’s very important to me to bring Pepper back home and maybe spread out some ashes at his favourite places once I’m ready 🐾