Originally Posted by greek335xi
well if its just you then were in the same boat. I had a labradoodle and he started having some issues. I did not want to live with him anymore as these issues were a threat to people and himself. The humane thing is to stop the suffering. A dog cannot be a dog if it cannot fetch, run, etc.. I moved on and now have a goldendoodle! puppy of course
you will be depressed for about a week but then it gets better.
I see a dog in a wheelchair at the dogpark occasionally and he appears happy. He runs with only his front legs (FWD) and he fetches. If any of our dogs got into this situation I couldn't do an 8k operation but I know that they would rather live with the wheel chair before being put down.