He still walks around the house and the backyard seems to be in no pain, Just difficult seeing and hearing. I love him so much, have so many happy memories. I know something hurts cause she just quickly jerks up but her legs don’t follow as quickly so it’s this super hard thing she’s doing over and over. She gradually stopped eating and later, only responding to spoon feeding yogurt (and some peanut butter) – and finally not eating or drinking. Our dog had the same problem about holding poop until he got outside for about 6 months before we let him go. At what point do I need to consider putting him down? I can’t put my dog to sleep I’m so sorry. Thank you. She needs to be seen by a vet to determine what’s wrong and if she’s in pain. I guess he’s just worn out . I prayed for one more Christmas with her (she ALWAYS lays under the tree) and we both had our one more Christmas together this past December. I have a 16 year old Corgi/Sheltie muttlove. Thank you for the post and the ways to “know”. You should get an opinion from a vet before you decide. Sleeping often. You didn’t mention if you’ve taken her to the vet for an exam recently. Please tell me I’m doing the right thing. Although, they did find a tumor on his spleen. She’s still wagging and loving.. but her uncomfortable time takes up most of her days. I only got to meet our Lilly about 10 months ago, she has been my constant companion since then, the last couple of days she is NOT here laying beside me as I sit on the pc, I got some food into her today, made her a hamburger with some rice, and brought the water dish to her for her to drink, I spent last night with her downstairs and know that tonight will be my last night with her, my heart is BREAKING, but she falls when she tries to stand, she is laying in her own pee, she is my girl and we have decided tomorrow we have to do it, she’s had several bouts since I’ve been here, but this one isn’t changing, and although we are giving her vet prescribed pain pills, I know the cancer is eating her up, yes, maybe we are selfish to keep her with us as long as we could, but, she’s just so sweet and beautiful and I kept trying to keep her with me so I could spend more time with this sweet soul. It will get better as time passes. If your dog is … I give him all the vet suggested supplements, but he always has a lot of trouble during the change of seasons each of the past few years. You also didn’t mention if she was on pain medication. Now she quit eating again and is very thin. It is hard with my bad ankle to walk down the stairs and get her and bring her in but okay with that. You see, I was so lost one day some seventeen and a half years ago in Atlanta where I had been so abused and beat up I had to fend for myself until the day a guy found me in the middle of nowhere as my nose kept looking for a home. My almost 15 yo dog just had his gall bladder removed and did well, but he was in good health otherwise. My old girl CoCo turned 21 in December… yes that is correct! I can relate to your situation. A lot of guilt at playing god. My husband is at the vet's now, I am so very worried for this little girl, who absolutely loves everyone in our family and we love her immensely. 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