I need some serious help right now! My parents have gone away for a 2 week vacation which they deserve since they never go on vacation.. But i was left to watch my old dog and cat. The cat is fine… Except my dog is old so she takes medication for pain in her legs. A while a go she had a wound on her leg the doctor said if it doesn’t heal we would have to put her down. It started to heal and was getting so much better until today when i noticed it was bleeding and yesterday she was limping and started to not be so mobile with her back legs. I really don’t want to ruin my parents vacation they have only been gone for 4 days now. But i’m panicking and i don’t know what to do. I have to call the vet tomorrow and hopefully he can come see her. But besides that in the meantime i don’t know if i should tell my parents about this now and have then come home or wait it out a while and figure it out on my own. I’m so stressed This was my one chance to show my parents that i can be responsible and trusted with the animals since my mom thinks NO ONE can take care of the animals but her :/ I bandaged her leg with some bandage tape but i dont have any of the supplies my dad normally uses because its in his room locked up … im panicking so much right now and im literally in tears.
I wanted to show my parents that i could do good and really take care of them but now this happened and my poor dog she can’t even go outside and make a poop normally anymore.. Yesterday i let her out to do her thing and she was walking and pooping.. I just thought she couldn’t hold it in.. But now i have realized its because he back legs are hurting her.
I don’t want to tell my parents about this cause im afraid they wont ever trust me with the animals or ill get blamed for this happening.. Cause everything was fine before they left… but then now…. everything is so f*ked up…
Only other person i got to help me is my cousin and my boyfriend. but my bf works so he is not that much of a help to me.. my cousin will help me but im afraid he will tell my parents before i do and then i’ll get in trouble or ughhh i dont know im so f*king lost right now..
I was drinking some sauvingnon blanc to celebrate how well i was doing.. but then all this happened so instead of drinking when things go wrong in my life for once i just emptied the glass into the sink.. I’m proud of myself but im more sad than anything… im afraid when my parents come home we will have to put her down… i mean my dog is like 9 years old.. And im just so shocked cause everything was literally going perfect. I gave her her pills on time fed her on time let her out 4-5 times a day. She seemed happy up until yesterday… so now im just trying to figure out what to do …
First of all, take a deep breath. Everything is going to be okay. chances are, your parents will understand that it's not your fault. you didn't do anything wrong and it sounds like you did the best you could. It's not your fault that your dog isn't doing so well. Good for you for calling the vet and getting them to take a look. This is a great step. If I were you, I'd also call your parents. Yes, they are on vacation, but if you were in their position, wouldn't you want to know too? Besides, they're your parents, they want to make sure you're okay. I know you're probably really stressed right now, but you can do this, okay? I hope this helped a little
Everything will be fine. Just breathe. It's good that you called the vet; if they don't see your dog within the next day or so, go to a pet hospital. There's usually one around somewhere, so use Google to find one. Also, I'd call your parents. It would prove your responsibility by keeping them updated. Imagine their shock if you had to call them and say that the dog was put down with no other information before that. Stay calm and everything will be fine.
It certainly isn't your fault, you say your dog is very old, it probably is just coming up to her time. You seem to want to show you can do things on your own too. Maybe weigh up,... Can you help your dog by contacting them, even if just for the vets bills? Would they benefit from knowing before they are headed home? It sounds to me like you are coping quite well, just feeling a bit panicky about it. If you need help, call your cousin and tell them what's up, if you just need support yourself, call your boyfriend and have a chat for a bit, I'm sure you'll find neither of them will be anything but supporting to you.
There is nothing that you could have done but call the vet. Besides that, you just have to make sure the dog stays off her feet, and rests. Call your parents, because its their dog, and they have every right to know whats going on, good or bad. Keeping it from them wont help anyone.But honestly, you did fine. Its not like your neglecting the dog, and somehow caused this injury. The dog must have overused her leg and opened a healing wound when walking or walked into something. Keep her off her legs and keep an eye on the dog, call your parents, and just wait for the vets orders :) Hope all goes smoothly