We noticed over the weekend that Brodie, one of our guinea pigs, wasn't eating properly and looked poorly. Took him to the vet this evening and after a lot of discussion and heartache we decided it would be better for him to be put to sleep.
I'm devastated, as is hubby. Brodie was around 5.5 years old and was our first guinea pig. We've lost a number of other guinea pigs over the last few years, and I guess we knew he wouldn't last forever, but it's still come as a shock.
The vet let us hold him while he gave him the injection and then we sat with him, cuddling him until he was gone. I really hoped that the vet would be optimistic about his chances, but as soon as he looked at him he said he didn't think there was anything that could be done. He's a good vet and we trust him, and I guess deep down I knew what was going to happen.
At least Brodie went peacefully, in our arms. I'm sure we've done the right thing, but it was so hard. :cry:
Anyway, just wanted to share my pain with you all!