February 16, 2015
I have been meaning to write a post about what I feel are the contributing factors to Reo's decline, in the hopes that they might help another dog owner out there. I've been putting it off because of my own personal pain - I just wasn't ready. Of course, hindsight is 20/20, and it wasn't until her final weeks that I was able to put all of the pieces together. I still carry a huge burden of guilt for not seeing this sooner and being more proactive about getting her in for blood testing sooner than I did. At the end of the day, she was a nearly 14-year old dog, with several health issues, and we knew we couldn't keep her forever, BUT I am her mama who loves her very much, and it's hard not to blame myself for things related to her health.