> my dog is l2yrsold, he about l00lbs,and mixed lab andcollie, he has a
> problem getting up and around. he never cries when he looses his balance
> and falls. he just sits there for a few min. than gets up and does what
> he has to, i give him ascriptan in the evening and that seems make him
> more comfortable to sleep, i dont know if i am doing the right thing by
> keeping him alive, people that see him say i should put him to sleep.
> but he dont mess the house or give me any trouble except when it comes to
> taking him out i use to take him out before i went shopping now if he
> dont want toget up you cant budge him. am i being selfish by not putting
> him to sleep love my pet,barbara
The quality of life issue is one I also believe, and have used that
to make the decision to either put down or not my much loved dogs.
That's something you have to decide for yourself. But if you do decide
to put him down, consider having the vet come to your house. It's much
easier on the dog to be in his own environment. And should you decide
to keep and bury the body yourself, pre-bury the hole and have some
good friends come over and bury your friend for you. I wish I had done
this when Darcy died. I know I couldn't have put her in the ground, but
now I think it would be rather nice to have a special spot on my land
where I knew she was buried. Whatever you decide, best of luck to you.
Sounds like your dog has a very special loving owner.