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View Poll Results: Would you sacrifice another dog for its organs?
Yes, I would sacrifice any dog I had to 1 3.33%
Yes, but only from a high kill shelter 1 3.33%
Yes, but only a dog that I knew 100% would die anyways 15 50.00%
Not sure what I'd do 2 6.67%
No, I personally wouldn't 4 13.33%
No, it's wrong to do so 4 13.33%
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:03 PM
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I couldn't.

A transplant isn't a guarantee fix. Even if I was told the other dog was 100% going to be put down I don't think I could. If my dog died anyway not only did I just prolong her suffering I killed another animal to do it. And that's not something I could be ok with.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:47 PM
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Aside from the insane cost, the complications, etc..I would ONLY do it with an animal that is being put to sleep for extreme behavior issues or acute trauma in which they would were dying anyway. Even if the dog is being put to sleep for lack of space in a shelter, it wouldn't feel right. I really don't think I would though, I would have to wonder about the quality of life of my pet. If I ever even thought of a kidney transplant on a dog 4-5+ years old, I would put that dog to sleep and go adopt the dog that is being euthanized for no space.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:00 PM
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No... I wouldn't put my dog through an organ transplant.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:35 PM
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This may not be popular but if it was for Daisy? Christ I'd do anything for this dog, so yes.

(I assume we're talking a hypothetical world of rainbows & kittens where she'll live happily ever after, y/n?)
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:41 PM
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No... I wouldn't put my dog through an organ transplant.
This.

I would deal with the painful loss, it's the unselfish thing to do IMO.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:42 PM
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Aside from the insane cost, the complications, etc..I would ONLY do it with an animal that is being put to sleep for extreme behavior issues or acute trauma in which they would were dying anyway. Even if the dog is being put to sleep for lack of space in a shelter, it wouldn't feel right. I really don't think I would though, I would have to wonder about the quality of life of my pet. If I ever even thought of a kidney transplant on a dog 4-5+ years old, I would put that dog to sleep and go adopt the dog that is being euthanized for no space.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:35 PM
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If the question is, would I sacrifice another dog to save Elsie? the answer is yes. While I know morally that's not right, I would.

If the question is, would I put Elsie through a major organ transplant, with current medical technology? The answer is probably not, no.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:01 AM
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No, I think it is wrong on many levels.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:35 AM
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After thinking on it some more, I don't think I'd be okay with a healthy otherwise stable dog being PTS for lack of space so that my dog could get a major organ transplant.

On the flip side, if there was a need for tissues that could be harvested from those dogs that are being PTS and used to help treat other dogs... say, blood, plasma, skin for grafts, etc. I wouldn't have a problem with that. I don't know, it's such a weird thing.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:29 AM
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I wouldn't if the other dog had a shot at life. Otherwise, yes, I'm in favor of dog organ/tissue donors as much as I am in favor of human ones.

That said, I do agree that I probably wouldn't go through with an organ transplant for my dog.
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