We have a 17 1/2 year old male Shi-Poo who is blind and deaf. Lately he has not been eating much, barks in the middle of the night, sometimes 4 to 5 times for no reason we can figure out. We have placed him in front of his water or food bowl, which is 4 feet away from where he sleeps in our bedroom, but that doesn’t settle him down. As of the last 3 days he has had mucussy, bloody diarrhea, 3 or 4 times a day, no solid poops. Does this mean the end is near?