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'Leah & Bear', Canada
Bear my 10 year old German Shepard. Very loyal and sweet.
When did you lose Bear
December 5th, 2009
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Leah and Bear's Story so far
My dad bought Bear for my younger brother's birthday. I was about 7-8 years old. Bear loved us all though he loved my dad the most.
About a year ago, we noticed that Bear back legs were starting to give him trouble. It got to a point where Bear sometimes could not get up the stairs. We took him to the vet thinking that it's probably hip dysplasia, but when the vet saw him she said its probably degenerative myelopathy. She told us that there was no cure and he would only have a few more months.
Last month his legs were getting so bad that he needed us to help him go up and down the stairs. My dad finally made the decision to put him down.
The whole family stayed during the procedure. He was sent off very lovingly.
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