How do I know when it’s time to let go of my dog? My Baby…

How do I know when it’s time to let go of my dog? My Baby is a 17yo Shih Tzu, she is blind and deaf now. She has a great appetite but has and is lossing so much weight. She is skin and bones. She can barely stand and walk without constantly falling over. She is incontinent of her bowels and urine more in the last week, before she was able to go 4-6 hours before peeing all over herself. She is groaning a lot lately, normally she doesn’t make any sounds unless we accidently cause her pain. I don’t know what I should do? I don’t want to make her suffer. Please help me

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scgreco413
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Good morning- I am so sorry that you are going through this right now. This is a delicate situation that is different for everyone. Sometimes our pets tell us. Most times I guess, but we just aren’t ready to listen. I would chat with my vet. They can help you weigh the options. If your dog is miserable with pain, has lost the will to live, doesn’t enjoy anything that they used to, can’t control their own body anymore, then it might be time. Your vet can help you with that discussion.

scgreco413
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Good morning- I am so sorry that you are going through this right now. This is a delicate situation that is different for everyone. Sometimes our pets tell us. Most times I guess, but we just aren’t ready to listen. I would chat with my vet. They can help you weigh the options. If your dog is miserable with pain, has lost the will to live, doesn’t enjoy anything that they used to, can’t control their own body anymore, then it might be time. Your vet can help you with that discussion.

Laura
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I would call your vet. We don’t know anything about your dog, and your vet is your best contact here. Based on this description, however, I would be planning to let her go soon.

I’m sorry. This is a hard decision to make, but we *must* make it for our pets’ welfare.