||[Sep. 13th, 2004|04:50 pm]
The Question Club
When do you think it is okay to euthenize a dog?|
My mom's dog's life is eating once a day and peeing around the house. She makes it out to the kitchen once a day, but she won't go out to pee or poo. She just does it in the house. Even if we try to take her out, she won't go. She isn't falling over or peeing ON herself, and she isn't in emmense pain (though she seems pretty stiff sometimes, where she won't lie down or has trouble getting up). But she eats, and her bowels move, and the rest of the time she sleeps. My mother is wondering if we should put her down since her quality of life is nil, but, then again, she isn't in horrible pain. She's been contemplating it for about 6 months now, but she can't bring herself to do it since the dog is theoretically functioning. She's 17 years old.
What do you think?