I know she is. She is over 10 years old and in the past few months I have seen a decline. It is nothing I can pinpoint. She has lost sight in one eye. She is barking at things that are not there. She is peeing on the floor when she normally does not. She cant go down the steps outside anymore. I found her trying to sleep in my fireplace? The last few nights she wont come to bed anymore she wants to sleep alone in a cubby hole we have in our entertainment center.
My husband wants me to take her to the vet and I fully intent to do that. We just treated her and my other dog for fleas and ticks and I made an appointment to bring her in to get checked out in two weeks (next payday). He also wants me to prepare myself to put her down because he thinks it is not fair for her to suffer. I dont think she is suffering though, she is just old and senile as far as I can tell and doesnt seem to be in any pain? My mom thinks it might be some form of kidney issue (common in her breed and my mom lost a dog same breed to that).
What do you ladies think? I cant just put her to sleep just because she is old. I dont think I can put her to sleep at all! My husband said if it comes to it and the vet says so I have to. I dont know what to do. Shes my baby.
Answer by Kellyjude1 at 8:54 AM on Jun. 10, 2011
Answer by But_Mommie at 8:01 AM on Jun. 10, 2011
i feel your pain andi think that dh and but mommie are right if it's her time then you have a responsibility to do so. As hard as that is to do. I hope that you can get thru this. i lost a cat last year and it's getting a little easier but they are still family to us human or not.
Answer by amberpaiz at 8:23 AM on Jun. 10, 2011
Answer by dancer at 9:59 AM on Jun. 10, 2011