why do old dogs leave home to die

why do old dogs leave home to die

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sassy

Bedias, TX

#1 May 20, 2010
my dog just up and left.he was 13 years old.any one else had this happen to them.

Since: Mar 10

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 May 20, 2010
yes i have had it happen several times... sorry to say they wud leave i guess wat you wud call there home territory to die... old dogs for some reason go away from the home to pass away
Well

Huntsville, TX

#3 May 21, 2010
I had a cat do that once.
BurgerNFries

Lexington, KY

#4 May 22, 2010
I've also had cats do that.
sassy

Hodgenville, KY

#5 Jun 2, 2010
So, why do they do it? Anyone know that.
mansbf

Huntsville, TX

#6 Jun 3, 2010
they hope by leving - you won't be as hurt with there passing.
Imissgordy

San Antonio, TX

#7 Nov 10, 2010
This recently happened to me, my dog was 18 years old, basicly grew up with me my enitre life since I am 18, and one day I came back to visit home and he was gone. It's killing me not knowing what and where he has gone, I just hope he knows I loved him, and if he did leave to die, I hope it was somewhere safe.
lisa

AOL

#8 Nov 10, 2010
Sad to say its happened to me also. Im an animal lover so I just try to tell myself they left because they didnt want me to grieve over them. Its sad though because an animal will become part of the family. Sassy Im sorry to hear about your dog passing on too.
imSry

Buffalo, TX

#9 Nov 10, 2010
sassy wrote:
my dog just up and left.he was 13 years old.any one else had this happen to them.
I hate to hear of any animal dyin. I am a true animal lover. If I was rich I would buy a big'ol farm just for stray and abandoned animals to run and be free and enjoy their life....but anyway I had a boxer that was 13 which I guess is really old for a boxer. I got him when my daughter was 1 and she is 14 now. He was raised in the house but loved bein outside. The older he got the less I would let him go out to just chill because he had seizures and I was afraid he might get out somewhere and have one and I wouldn't b there and something bad happen to him. He knew he was loved. Everyone loved him he was a great dog. But one day I let him out and I waited about 5 mins and went out and hollered for him and he was a no show. I searched for him for 2 days. But by the grace of god he showed back up. I was so relieved. The nxt day I let him out and stayed out there with him. When I made him come back in, he had a bad habit of layin on my feet, he laid on my feet and took a deep breath and I didn't think anything about it. Then when I had to get up and I kept sayin his name and tellin him to get up he didn't move. Talk about tramatic. He took his last breath layin on my feet. I lost it. But I was lucky that at least he was at home and I could bury him. So I am truly sorry that you did not get as fortunate as I did. But I do agree that I think that a dog knows when they are truly loved and don't want to hurt the ones who love them. Dogs are really smart. And I really am sorry that your situation is the way it is....
ekansh

Delhi, India

#10 Jun 4, 2013
I also had a dog he was 14 years old he left home on 02/06/2013 just 2 days back. i am trying to search everywhere but i am not able to find him. i think they know about his death and leaves the home. he was a very good dog of mix breed ... i am really missing her and i also print his photo in frame and hang frame on the wall in his memory but still i am seaching my dog so that i could burry him ... i love my dog and i also cry for my dog ... it is very true that old dogs leaves home for die ...
i relly loves dog they are very intelligent.. now my thinking towards dog has now changed i want to do something for dogs .. i want to make adoption centers for dog for their care ... actually i am very poor person i do my small business on rickshaw in india ..new delhi... now its my dream to open dog caring centers in india . now i do more and more works to care for dogs....
Donna

Decatur, AL

#11 Feb 21, 2014
My 13 yr old lab/spitz mix left 3 days ago & it's like she was gone without a trace. I can't bear the not knowing what happened to her. We have done everything we know to do to find her.😢5775
Dogs

Leitchfield, KY

#12 Mar 19, 2014
Dogs are one of the most loyal creatures on earth. They leave home to pass whenever possible because they do not want to be a disappointment to their human best friends. They do not want to be a burden, and do not want to cause pain or sorrow. From a dogs point of view, leaving is much easier on a human than death. They don't want you to have to watch them take the last breath, so a lot of them will just chose to walk away and endure it on their own. They've brought you so much happiness over the years the last thing they want is to bring you sorrow.
theresa

Trenton, NJ

#13 Mar 25, 2014
my Dog died last week. He was on the porch and dissapeared. We searched for him for an hour before we found him. I believe he knew he was dying and wanted to take his favorite walk one last time. A walk we didnt do much anymore, because he was getting to old. When we found him he had labored breathing and couldnt walk... he weighed almost 200 lbs (st bernard) so we put him in my car and drove him home. we then sat in the back of the car until he died....
Concerned

Greenbrier, AR

#14 Mar 25, 2014
So sad sorry
Dog catcher

Mount Vernon, OH

#15 Mar 26, 2014
There's an old Dogg on Sullivan road
America the Ignorant

Fort Worth, TX

#16 Mar 28, 2014
Dogs wrote:
Dogs are one of the most loyal creatures on earth. They leave home to pass whenever possible because they do not want to be a disappointment to their human best friends. They do not want to be a burden, and do not want to cause pain or sorrow. From a dogs point of view, leaving is much easier on a human than death. They don't want you to have to watch them take the last breath, so a lot of them will just chose to walk away and endure it on their own. They've brought you so much happiness over the years the last thing they want is to bring you sorrow.
wrong....by nature animals are clean. The reason dogs leave to die is so they dont "dirty" the packs living space and spread disease, and stench.
Sad but true

Whitley City, KY

#17 Mar 29, 2014
Glad to know
HUHO

Greenbrier, AR

#18 Mar 31, 2014
HUHO
ayannaluv

Callahan, FL

#19 Sep 22, 2014
My dog went missing this morning. He is 12 weighs 72 pounds and has hip dysplasia and just recovered from an abscess. He hasn't been eating well these last few days. When I let him out this morning I turned to make tea and when I looked for him he was gone. I thought he couldn't have gone far as crippled as he is so I searched my neighbors back yards and between the houses. There are woods in back my house and I went as far back as I dared while the misquitos ate me up. I know he;s on his last leg and I am still hoping he will come home to die with us surrounding him. My husband is coming home from work to search the woods deeper.
Posse

UK

#20 May 8, 2015
America the Ignorant wrote:
<quoted text> wrong....by nature animals are clean. The reason dogs leave to die is so they dont "dirty" the packs living space and spread disease, and stench.
What a big bag if arse you are!

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