Tough Decision

Euthanize?

  • No

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Yes

    Votes: 9 81.8%

  • Total voters
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The Masked Shadow

Redtail Catfish
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my Bearded Dragon Sunny has a dental disease called Pariondontal Disease. He has a growth in the front of his lip. He is in a lot of pain. But his biggest problem is that he has a broken jaw. He somehow broke his jaw, and has a bone infection. Bone infections are nasty. They start in the bone marrow, and tear apart the bone.

So there are 2 decisions. I drop $1500 on surgery where the vet clears the bone infection, fixes the broken jaw, and treats the pari disease, or I euthanize. He is only 6, and Beardies average lifespan is 12 Years. I do want to spend my money on something else, so I am leaning towards euthanasia, but that is never easy. What would you do?

*My parents will pay for half the surgery, which is 3k*
 
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FJB

Aimara
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Hard to provide advise, as only you can fully evaluate the circumstances. Is the money available, or the effort involved fair /not fair for all; Considerations regarding the prognosis / quality of life for the dragon post surgery; do you feel is the right decision; does it make you think on the investment on this vs on other things including helping somebody else. Any and all of those, plus many more. Tough decision. I am sorry you are in such situation.
 

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Candiru
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idk but $1500 is alot of money for a pet lizard
 

esoxlucius

Potamotrygon
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It's a tough decision but when you start talking those type of figures, for an animal, then I think putting the lizard to sleep is the best option.

Don't be too hard on yourself, you've given him a good life. And out of respect for the little fella you can put him in a box and bury him in your garden.

:rip sunny😔
 
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