You still doubt yourself, but I know he is at peace now. She doesn’t have a crystal ball either and tells me to follow my heart. What if i tried other meds? Know that RILEY is romping & chasing that ball! I admit, I’ve been slow in making my decision, not just because I love him dearly, but because he is the last member of my little family to be here with me and I really don’t know how to fully let that go. He was 9. I’ve always focused on that part when thinking about it. I’m sorry you are at this question point, Mark. I pet neighborhoos doogies WHO KNOW!! My beautiful soul, my intelligent pup, is gone. We loved him so much, we simply could not do it. St. Francis & St. Roche, Saints of ANIMALS& DOGS of all faiths respectively…guarding our babies , God BLESS doggies and all of my new friends! I miss her so! She would stay with her head right next to my leg, her nose often touching. Thank you ❤. Still so hard. Jinev,Iam sorry to hear about Gucci.I understand your sadness and pain,my Oscar went through the exact same problems your explaining and on Dec.8 2018 made the decision to let him be free of all his hurt and pain.I know he is in a better place now and picture him playing pain free,how i miss him so much. Those are thoughts and wishes. Watching this come on so quickly I’m struggling with preparing myself for when it will be time to let her go. I had the vet come to the house so he could be comfortable in his bed at home. You make me smile I was sleeping with her for her last 5 months ro help her with her late nite 2 hour pacing, pooping & circling. He has been having a lot more pooping accidents in the house too, even with people home. I will wait a year to decide if i will share my heart with a doggie On the other hand, I had long known that this was the way she would go out of the world. I’m so sorry, Steve. I see my dog as “healthy.” So I can’t put my dog down because I am “inconvenienced.” I can’t put him down because he’s “only bad at night.” I can’t put him down because I am “selfish.” I know I will feel incredibly guilty if I feel I am doing it too soon. Becky,I will be praying for you,peace be with you and your family.It’s so hard to go through., We had to put my baby Darla down last Wednesday. I am so happy to have found your site. I am so glad to have come across this. There are very few things that make me cry, but this situation is already taking the best of me and my family. It’s our responsibility as owners to not just ensure that our furniture and... Why Can’t You Pet a Service Dog? I don’t want him to be with me for my sake, and I don’t want to take away any time for him IF he has even moments of joy in the day, but I just don’t know if there are any. Im due to have my dog of 18 years euthanized and wonder if the time is right family and friends say yes as she has no life quality but some days she perks up other days shes incontinent falls over and has started snapping its so hard . Dear Kelly, Then 1-2 months ago, I began to see more signs. I feel selfish making the decision to put him down when he isn’t in obvious pain but then again is this a good life for him? He doesn’t come to his name. We too wonder how long till we know and this is after having to put four other of our beloved pets down due to old age or illness. Steve W. Burbank, CA. I think he is thanking you. That’s who she was. This is another question to ask yourself before you know when it is … That is exactly how I feel- beasle is not beasle any more. I hope your girls have some more good days, or when the time comes, you are clear on your decision and their passing is smooth. If you did help Lulu to pass on within the last few days, I’m so sorry for your loss. It should have been to end her suffering. :..widow, I visited the vet this morning with Tommy who is almost 18 , I rescued him when he was 4 . She knows me and is still happy to see me. It’s such a hard decision, but it sounds like you acted out of love and Bunnie’s best interest. I know so many people go thru this with our pups. I prayed to God for Ziggy to let me know when he was ready. He sleeps very little. Would she hate me for it?” But taking weeks to think about this, I don’t think she even remembers who I am. I’m sorry for your loss. I do not think she is in pain but her confusion and lack of will and desire to engage in life is apparent. There’s a great book I read right after Clyde died called Dear Joe, You are a marvelous dog owner and guardian. PRAYERS TO ABBY’S MOMMY ! He started having seizures over a year ago. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, Hi Patty, this is a very tough decision. I found this site as I sit here listening to the seemingly endless pacing of my 14 year old schnauzer. But I think it is good to do so. I can see it in his eyes. It’s like I was transported back to day one of losing her, where everything I looked at reminded me of her. Thank you for allowing me to get this off my chest. Leslie: While I am not you and so can’t exactly get what you are feeling, my heart is breaking for you. He’s eating and drinking well, but we have made the decision to put him to rest this weekend. What a wonderful gift Angel has been to you… Your girls (especially Charlotte) sounds close to how my little Cricket was near the end. Thanks Eileen. When To Euthanize a Senior Dog - Quality of Life Considerations Pain. Through my tears, I thank-you Eileen for sharing. It was heartbreaking to watch. Your story is heartbreaking. Thank you Roberta for calling me your friend,together we will get through all this. Her incontinence has steadily gotten worse. We got ten years, and I’m so grateful for that. Very wobbly. Again, I am so sorry. He again barked all day, even dropping his bones to bark. Oh I agree, Lauren. I’m constantly begging his forgiveness in my mind. I started agonizing over the decision of when/whether to euthanize her pretty early in the game. His vision and his hearing are going. Sophie was my only to have had CCD. Thank you so much for sharing these memories and for creating this blog. December 8th, Oscar will be on DOGGIE HEAVEN one year. It’s the worst thing I’ve ever had to consider doing and I just can’t bear it. It helps to know I am not alone in this pain and that others know what I am going through. Never an easy decsion…bless all of you who have had to make it. She was just…circling. My best thoughts & condolences to YOU ALL! It started with peeing and pooping in the house. I wish I could turn the clock back and change my mind but of course I can’t. Now it is a year later and it is just getting harder. Blessings to All! I’m thankful to hear that someone else thinks we are doing the right thing. Lucky I had her, eh? Roberta. It has been so hard watching this incredibly intelligent dog suffer from dementia. Dear Sarah, I tried to call her, get her to come to me, and there was no sign from her . Dear Jill, I’m so sorry you are going through this, for yourself, Rowdy, and your other dogs. I had no idea this was a thing. We keep thinking maybe there is something else we can do for her. So from that point on he wore diapers. You gave him such a good life. Hi Jeffrey, He has been distant for quite some time now. I want Rosie to tell me what she wants. She then rescued me in all the ways a dog can. It’s probably apparent that I know what the decision is at this point but I guess I needed to reach out to an informed and sympathetic group as I have also heard the opinion that Lucie will tell me when the time is right (from vets and friends). Sometimes she’d know me other times not, she’d sleep all day. It is a week later and I am still choked up. I honestly think this is when her dementia started and she was going through some anxiety, but once she was with me holding her on a car ride it was something that felt normal to her and put her at ease. Since last June Bella started to have a non-healing superficial corneal ulcer on the right eye and it took 4 months to heal but unfortunately, she ended up losing vision from glaucoma right after. That is comforting!!. I’m so sorry for your loss. Ugh. Our Emma Jane is suffering from doggie dementia. Just one sadness after another. Not all, but many. It’s been too much heartache for me. Many years ago, I waffled and waffled and waited too long…and it was much worse for me in the aftermath to realize that I had hung on for no reason other than wanting to spare myself the pain. He crossed the rainbow bridge earlier this evening. God Bless YOU! It’s just hard, with this condition, to gauge suffering sometimes. She is now walking in circles, sometimes she is falling. I’m so sorry you are going through this. Have you talked to your vet about a mild sedative? My Sophie girl’s euthanasia was kind for her and cruel for me. No one can force you to make a decision you don’t want to make. I notice lately that she is wandering in areas of the house that she has never bothered with before. My almost 16 year old Miniature Schnauzer, Jazzy, has had a rapid decline over the past few years. Maybe she could keep sailing through life just fine without me. Told him my loss. She walks like a staggering drunk, paces endlessly, stands in corners, tries to walk out/in the wrong side of the door, walks in circles around my legs, walks behind furniture and over toys and trips, and has very little interaction with the family. I’m very sad. At some point in the last 2 weeks however, we are convinced that she must have had a stroke as she tilts/hangs her head to one side. Thank you, Leonie. He’s so great during the day it’s just at night that I can’t get any sleep. Dear Lisa , I understand the whole situation with you loving Montana …my baby Lisa , a Maltese Shizu mix is my child for 16 years and 4 months and I am going through the same thing like you with Montana .Its painful I cry every time I see her pacing or not knowing what she wants , eating slow down , yesterday she had fresh livers cooked by me ( cooked her meals all her life) eat all of it from her plate , today she sniff it and nothing , no eating just drinking and licking the edge not actually drinking water … next week we are going to the Vet and will see … last night slept well near me but in the morning she pee and sit on it ..lucky I covered my mattress with the right cover because I anticipated the “ peeing “ … thank you for your story my heart ❤️ goes to you. It’s just frustrating seeing him so scared and not being able to comfort him at night thank you for all you do I’m looking forward to reading your book. She is on a zillion medications for all of her ailments, arthritis, valley fever etc. He started only a few months ago though. They get very distressed when he does this. An hour later I got up & here I am but I have managed to show compassion. My teenage boys and my wife don’t want to see him like this anymore. Some of the conditions that may necessitate euthanasia include: intense pain that doesn’t respond to treatment, cancer, incurable organ failure (e.g., kidney, liver or heart), severe arthritis, and … I believe that. When to put down a dog with dementia? That was the best news I could have heard. We are heartbroken- but know it was the right thing to do. I hope you have lots more good time with your dog. We do the best we can with these hard, hard decisions. In death I love you still, After that, I will be devoting my love of pugs to senior rescues. So I’m pretty attached and her impending death is gut wrenching. We spent our last time together snuggling on the couch and had a very sympathetic vet come to our house. Them live in agony for your sake. Yes I have read about it and really didn’t want to use it but was desperate…was kind of glad it didn’t work as don’t like possible side effects…he really is worse at night…I have been giving small amount of Xanax which is working but not a fan of it either…see Vet this week….these dogs are just like people, what works on one doesn’t work on another. She passed. He is my last baby of my four. He is not the same dog he was even a year ago. Much appreciated and sorry for the loss of your baby. I have the not so fabulous distinction of having had to make this decision more than once….and while it is always painful, I have also come to realize that it is the last great gift I can give my dogs…to release them from their bodies and give them surcease from the disease. I’m sorry for your loss. Until she got CCD, she was a happy girl. I’ve been blaming that on her cataracts. Tammy,I am so sorry,not ashamed to tell you I am crying for you and your family.Always keep the faith and memories alive.My heart aches and i know he crossed the rainbow bridge.My Oscar crossed on Dec. the 8,Oscar I miss and think of you all the time not a day goes by i don’t ,you my little need to look out for Beezle and all of the other loved ones.You where the most wonderful,fun loving,curious dog I had ever met in my life I loved you so much and my life will never be the same i want to thank you for everything you have ever taught me,friendship,compassion,love and trust.THANK YOU MY LITTLE BUDDY.Will be praying for you Tammy.Oscar now go find Beezle.Crying hard. You were right on in that we all want a “sign” or a trigger that will tell us the moment it’s time to make the big decision. I dont even know if she knows me anymore. He was so panicked. Through observation, I determined that she wasn’t bothered by her decline. None of us can say when the right time is, but I think we pretty much would agree that anyone who has found their way to this website and who themselves is in distress because of what their little one is experiencing, will do what they know is best for them. The vet might not be able to see you and your fur baby on the weekend. I feel heartsick that I am not making the best, the right, decision for her as that is my one and only priority for our dear Lucie. Dear Donna, He always slipped her treats. More indicative of a problem. Cricket was my familiar, my baby, my little soulmate. Becky,sorry to read what your going through i went through the same thing with my Oscar he was 16 years 8 months old,he was with me for 16 and a half years.I miss him so much I think of him everyday but his quality of life just wasn’t there anymore he did everything that you are going through now I thought I would have him forever.Hugs out to you. Yet I’m still hesitant, everyone says he has no life and he’s on some sort of auto pilot. Please consult with your vet for professional advice. Hardly gets any sleep at night and we don’t either. The next day, I picked up a sedative from the veterinarian and CBD oil to help calm him and help him to sleep at night. I Roberta, am crying What a lucky fellow Sawyer was to be your dog. Though all these losses are terrible, I’m glad her actual passing was calm for both of you. I’m sorry you and your boy are having a hard time. I researched and learned a great deal about Canine Cognitive Dysfunction and Eileen’s posts and informative insights were extremely helpful. I always come back to your site when I question my Angel’s quality of life. Dear Kris, Does one tail wag make up for the bad things? Yes, my heart knew otherwise. I simply can’t fathom how it will feel to not have her sweet presence in our home anymore. I appreciate your sharing your story. Peeing In The House. With kind thoughts, Physically there is nothing wrong with her and she has only done her business in the house a couple of times. I pray that isn’t the case with Ariel, but her stubborness may lead to not going easily. Including that when we all went to bed at night, those two slept in closed crates in the bedroom. Our group has given me great comfort. Took him for daily walks that he loved but would be scared of noises all though he def had trouble hearing as well. She is head pressing and is confused. They—and I—don’t want to squeeze out every last day our pets can handle. I know God guided me to your page today. “. I’ve had Button for 16 years now, got him just when he was about 3 months old. I found this page while looking for help in making my decision on whether or not to put my boy, Cornelius, down. In fact, I was thinking a few weeks ago, that I hadn’t heard her bark in a really long time. Addie taught me that, through her life and death. That day we went to his vet, i let him go. After the final injection I knew that I had done the right thing. This site gave me the courage I needed to help her get peace. If you still have PennieLou, please feel free to ask again. The thought of losing him is just too much to bear. When he is awake, there is no peace for him, no rest, just anxiety. A lot of us here understand all too well about the uncertainty. At 16, your pup had a good, long life – a testament to the exceptional care you must have given him. Sophie’s “Didow. joe its so hard, I let my girl go on 6 nov,the pain was unspeakable, the guilt ,the will she get Come ‘, talk to her ashes! I don’t keep him alive for that it is just part of it. Our last night together we cuddled and despite her refusal to eat solid food we shared honey. I landed on your page because Button was sleeping in my arms and then started crying at the top of his lungs for no reason. She had bronchitis so took a dive in Sept. I’m so sorry for your loss, Erin. As a family, we decided to let him go while he still knew who we were, and how much we love him. Thank you so much Joe! To all of you on this journey I wish you the wisdom and strength to do the tight thing for your fur baby. Sophie was a rescue but who rescued who, She was about 6 and we had her about 7 years. It is never easy, but I knew it was time! His partner in crime Priscilla was put down after a long fight with cancer. Every time I take her to the vet, monthly, she tells me that her vitals are all still OK although her liver enzymes are elevated. I know I’m going to need all the strength in the world to take her to that appointment but I know it isfor the best. For my pug it felt like it came on suddenly. I guess I just need someone to say it’s ok or it’s time to euthanize. Sending warm thoughts to you and your family. struggling with this awful illness. Now he is having a harder time settling down & waking up 10 min after being put down for the night. Then he had a really bad week. My Gucci is 18 he was in great shape a year a go physically. And circles. again thanks Dear Kat, Sorry for ranting, my bad habit. her eat as much hot dogs as she wanted went for a short walk and held her all morning.. dear adam its so easy to feel bad about ourselves when we do something wrong,especially with your old friend, I know now he has his playfulness back and is chasing that ball he loved so much! Lots of people here understand what you are going through. Monica,so sorry read about cornelius.It is very hard to deal with,your decision along with mine was the right thing to do.Oscar was doing the exact same thing,walks got shorter and shorter the playing stopped but what I can’t understand is the way he ate so much at the end and losing weight. There may be some meds that could help. In 2013, Cricket could no longer go on a real walk (she circled instead). She has all of the signs, and like yours, she doesn’t bark. KristenLeigh, I am so sorry you are going through this. Our 14 1/2 year old Basset Hound, Bosley, has dementia and has cataracts in both eyes making him essentially blind. Dear Kim, That’s up to each person, hard as it may be. My Roger is much like your dog was. SOPHIE-GIRL was my baby. But lately she’s been coming to me a lot looking afraid n wants me to pick her up but then she soon wants back down and the repeat all over again. Thank you so much for all your work in putting this blog together. Changing lighting, soft soothing music to no noise whatsoever, toys/treats to keep him busy, sedation, laying on the floor with him, nothing works. She is also too loyal to die. Could you please share how symptomatic Cricket was when you first started her on selegiline, and how much/what kind of change you noticed in her symptoms? My sweet “Dodie”, always stubborn, always bossy, left my side being a tough cookie like Cricket; not making it easy on those poor vet techs. – And the fact that it was only a few days old is just almost too much for me to take. I also think she’s in pain because she shakes and nothing seems to help. Her nose began to drip, I think from anxiety. I’m of the “better a day too early than a week too late” philosophy. Jim, I’m so sorry. My dear wee boy Bert who is nearly 16 has dementia and is struggling… I have put my big girl pants on and made the tough decision to let him go… My heart is hurting so much but I know it’s the last kindest thing I can do for my gorgeous wee little man… The vet is coming to the house on Wednesday so I will enjoy every last moment with little Bert… Thank you for this page Eileen, it helped me come to terms with my decision and know that I am doing the best thing…. I can tell you love Kero so much. I cancelled the vets appt on two occassions because I just couldnt bear to put him to sleep. Today she is walking again, drinking on her own. The tears roll down my cheeks as I too have made the decision to let my baby go. That must have made little Montana’s passing even harder than the agony of saying goodbye to a little loved one. He starts pacing for a hour or two before mealtimes. We put our precious Holly to sleep this morning. I still have her 15 year old sister who I hope will stay another few years. I thought it was because she couldn’t see the water so well. Tomorrow I am saying goodbye to my 18 year old Boston, Roxy. This experience, raising this beautiful, intelligent, generous creature from a few weeks of age to an old soul who’s lived a full life, has been both wonderful and crushing. One of my toughest times in life. I like your empathetic approach to the question. He had started getting diarrhea so I no longer give him store bought treats. Dementia makes it harder for one to determine that. I can’t wait to have her properly and respectfully displayed. Welsh terriers are wonderful dogs! Some nights she wakes up every two hours. My Bichon is almost 17 and his CCD seems to be getting worse. Many methods exist for ending your dog’s life. I knew something wasn’t right but didn’t want to acknowledge it I guess. Tom has had signs of dementia for a while . The decision has been made for tomorrow, even now I have second thoughts plaguing my mind. I can’t believe that this morning I am letting her go. In the end I couldn’t leave him. ODE TO girl I do admire you for pushing back since it’s clear you are doing it in Buster’s interest. That, to me, was the turning point that indicated we were looking at a downhill slope in her quality of life. Toby had never indicated any kind of pain, never gave me any signs. Sometimes He doesn’t seem to know me. But I bet also that to some people who are struggling with guilt over a dog with dementia it can be a great comfort. I want to say to anyone else out there struggling with this most difficult choice that the words that most comforted me were “better a week too early than a day too late”. That makes all kinds of things harder, but letting them go most of all. xoxo to ALL! lots here understand your situation. He passed in my arms in the garden on a lovely sunny day. Until recently. She started pacing all day about a year ago. I understand that the love people have for their pets can sometimes turn into selfishness without realizing that the suffering is hidden by their stoic furbaby who lived to please. I can’t imagine they’d ever want to leave us anymore than we want them to go. Dear Linda, My Cooper is ready to go- he was the best dog, a full breed miniature schnauzer who was around for all 3 of my daughters growing up Best and smartest dog I ever had.Got me thru my kids, a divorce, and various issues from October 2006 til now..Dogs are really the best, and I wish they lived longer lives. “our group”. I feel for everyone here our babies are more then pets they are a part of our family . My Abby is 16 years old (pug/terrier mix). At least 2x a week he throws up when I leave the house for even an hour. I mean, take a break Sprout! She’s practicly blind and deaf and her back legs a week…but she’s still my baby…I got an appointment with the vets tomorrow…but really don’t know if I can watch my baby die…it’s breaking my heart…I’m reading all your comments and I feel so much for you all and sending you all my love….xxx, Oh Melanie – we all understand totally how you’re feeling… I honestly felt like my heart was breaking in two… After nearly three months although I’m still sad and miss him dreadfully I still know that it was the last kindest thing I could do for my wee little Bert… I hope you find the strength and peace… This is such a supportive forum – use it – it really does help… Sending you love and light Michelle… xx. We’ve tried it all. She sounds like a wonderful little companion for all those years. I haven’t stopped thinking about all of the “what-ifs”. On the other hand, I know Zelda well and I know where she is happy and doing well, and right now she is not. She had gone through periods of anxiety early in the onset of dementia but seemed to have passed through them. He had been falling over and walking sideways when he first got vertigo but has since corrected for it. James,I am so sorry to read this will pray for you and family tonight.And yes there is a heaven,God put animals here on earth for our pleasure,love and friendship so why wouldn’t they be in heaven also for us,I truly believe in this.HUGS out to you and family. I love that people are so supportive to each other in these comments. He is not your typical Chihuahua, you know the yappy ankle bitter …that was his brother (Bam Bam – Jan 18, 2001 – Sept. 2013). We were happy to take in those with challenging ages so we’re used to their time with us being short. There are a lot of people here who understand. Best New Year, I have a wonderful 17 year old dog who is deaf and blind but he still eats and drinks water but after reading your article on feeling that it’s probably time. Thank you for this! About a week ago he started bleeding from his nose and developed GI bleeding. It was brief, he would come back to himself, but it was happening more often. I’ve also heard “your dog will tell you”. He was so lucky to have your love and care. It always helps to get support about that. I made the horrible but only choice when I could no longer mentally or physically deal with his dementia. My Sugar was 16 and had been suffering with dementia for about 6 months. Have you looked at the Villalobos Quality of Life Scale? We fought daily the choice as to what to do because some days he seemed to do better and we thought this is great but the very next day this went down hill again. Do what is best for Rex. Thank you Eileen. I will read your story to my husband in the morning. a lot,there is a quote in the film ‘tuesdays with morrie’ ‘death ends a life not a relationship’. The issue is that Rowdy barks, two barks, two second silence, two barks. Take care. I hope you and your roommate can be on the same page about what’s best for your 18 1/2 year old. YOU ARE A JEWEL! I know you did right by Macy. Everyone else on the ccd fb groups had longer with their dogs having it than mine and i feel like i gave up on the one person who never Gabe up on me. But canine cognitive dysfunction is a progressive, debilitating illness, as serious and impairing as many others. Holly, you were the ultimate loved dog. I could talk about the tragedy of canine cognitive dysfunction and the pathos of watching a dog’s mind deteriorate. Sophies mom, I can only pray he’s playing and running wherever he is. But we even love them for that (most of the time, grin). I read this all last night up with my new man. Recently, we’ve noticed he’s gotten even more skinny, paces in circles, doesn’t really know where he’s going. I am near to euthanasia but making the decision is A more loving group of dog owners you will never find than the ones here, including you. But we’d never give that back ❤️. I know my feisty girl won’t go quietly either so any prayers would help. He loved his leash! BESTCTO ALL 1ST DAY OF SUMMER Just wow! I spoke to the vet and she felt it was time. Then the past month declined rapidly. My dog is 17 and has dementia and tonight is my last night with him. DOGGIE HEAVEN playing and hapoy once again. I know I need to let her go. I am grateful for that. Adam, it sounds like you are giving your Boston an amazing life, too. Either way, it will be done either today or tomorrow. He knew, I am sure of that. Sophie was my 5th rescue. She’d pace from the kitchen to the living room not knowing where she was. 16 yes she has been my whole world. My 14 year old baby has been with me almost his whole life. We muzzle him when we go for walks and if anyone comes to the house he doesn’t really know (just in case) the vet said we need to be careful and not get bit, it’s so painful to say but I actually feel I can’t trust him anymore and muzzle him when I trim his coat or anything else I have to do to him. Little Bunnie was so very lucky to have you. For a while I thought it was helping but now I worry it has contributed to his deafness and increasing weakness. Gail, I’m so sorry for your loss. I can tell how much you loved him. For around 24 hours I felt at peace that I had done the right thing but it didn’t last. Patty. Bless you, Victor, and thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute. Thank you and much love to you all. Dear Lisa, I will miss my fur baby, maybe forever. I came to this website because of my almost 12 year old Old English Bulldog, Lucie. Always by my side and saw me through the deaths of two very important humans in my life. 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