Sounds like your baby has had a long life, and this is what I tell anyone when they feel it may be time. What is her quality of life? Can she eat and drink on her own, can she go outside and do her business like she used to. Is she still interacting with the family? Can she find her way around the house, can she walk and get around ok, if not then it is time. You have to put yourself in her feet, this not the way she wants to live her life, this is what all pet owners go through because as you took care of her through her life you now have to take care of the part we all hate the most. I have been there many times before but when my animals get to this part in their life, I have to think of them. Ask yourself will she get any better and if in all honesty you know that she won't then it's time for her to be happy and young again in heaven. I hope this helps, I feel your pain and take care. Just love her and you will know when its time.
I Have A 15 Year Old Maltese Suffering From Cushing Disease. She Cannot Do Stairs, Is Nearly Blind/deaf & Messing (#2) In The House. Sleeps Most Of The Day & Get Chased Around & Knocked Over By The Kids Due To Back Leg Weakness - Is It Time :(?
It is always a difficult decision to euthanize a pet. The decision should be based on the dog's quality of life. Think of 5 things your dog enjoys doing--when she can no longer do these things it is time to euthanize. This may include going upstairs etc. Fecal incontinence and trauma secondary to the weak legs are two reasons too consider euthanasia. Consult with your veterinarian about this decision. They are a great resource as they know your dog's health the best. From your description I would support your decision to euthanize at any time you are ready.
AWWWww! I feel so bad 4 you. I had to put one of my dogs down . It killed me I would come home and she wasnt there to greet me when I walked in the doors. It was the hardest thing I had to do in my life..yet it been 2 years I still sit and cry every blue moon and when I see her pictures...I feel your pain!