He no longer is able to go for walks. Sending much love Tammy. It’s been a year and a month and Montana’s passing feels like she just left me. There are a lot of people here who have had to face this decision. I’m so sorry, Pamela. And from what I read all of us have or are going through it. My teenage boys and my wife don’t want to see him like this anymore. I’ve always focused on that part when thinking about it. I had spent the afternoon cuddling him and tell him how much I loved him and would miss him. I can be inside after taking her out ten times and she will go to the bathroom right in front of me. Sue,so sorry to read about your beautiful dog.I know the decision is a difficult on to make.We wish we could have them forever.HUGS out to you will pray for you and family, Thank you so much for this article. Take care. I’m so sorry you have had to go through this. She circles a lot, pees and poops often inside with no awareness of the puppy pads, and I think if I keep her alive much longer I might be the one to lose his mind. I feel confident that you are acting out of love and informed reason. and the love they have given us in return. Her bloodwork, last week show her numbers are stable. A really helpful, heartfelt blog. My girl is 16.5 and going through so much of what you did with cricket. (I took the liberty of incorporating the correction that you sent in.). It is a hard one to say goodbye to a beloved family member even after they have lived a good life. I’ve been feeding him his favorite dog food and adding a turmeric and coconut oil supplement to his food…to no real noticeable avail. She was so out of it though that through her barking and barking, she stumbled down the stairs before I could catch her. Physically he is in okay shape – he eats and drinks water on his own and seems to find his food/water okay. It started with peeing and pooping in the house. we could not let her sleep in our bed anymore but still in our room on a large cushion. Conventionally, this is done at a veterinary clinic, and this is the recommended option. The vet who did her surgery just said keep an eye on her. He whines incessantly at night. We have had the vet here to the house several times. I’m so glad the site is helpful! Dr. Elaine recently had her RETIRED service BEST FRIEND PAROS sent over the RAINBOW BRIDGE. It’s very clear you love Buster dearly and are not a horrible person! I feel I am mean sometimes forcing him to go out because he fights me, but he has gone out and came right back in the house and peed on the floor. I do hope there’s is a dog heaven, and I hope he will be happy. some say your dog will let you know,in my case I didn’t believe, but mine did. April was an extremely hard month with the loss of his eye and his crying every night in pain, but he fought through it as he does. I can tell how much you care for Buffy and your family and I wish you peace in this sad situation. She will eat a huge dinner and then immediately start searching for more food. He still eats and drinks, he doesn’t pace, and has not yet started having potty accidents in the house. (She still has them occasionally, but not like she did before we started to arthritis medicine). I had no idea this was a thing. So she was prescribed antibiotics which the vet said may help with the tremors, and she was also given medicine for the severe arthritis. I can hear her whining somewhere, but have to roam the whole house looking for her. I watched my grandogs 10 days. Yes, they do steal food! ... Dementia in Dogs 10 Common Mistakes Dog Owners Make Lymphosarcoma in Dogs What to Do If You Find a Dog Losing my Montana is like losing a child. She is on a zillion medications for all of her ailments, arthritis, valley fever etc. She is eating well, happy, rolling in the grass and on the carpet like a puppy and alert, except for the night time pacing. Take care and I know you will do the right thing, He is sleepless at night and paces and couldn’t get up so we have to help him up and he circles and whines. Through observation, I determined that she wasn’t bothered by her decline. Hugs. Good luck to all suffering with similar situations. But again, thank you for your kind, helpful words. Just like Alzheimer’s in humans, we still at this stage aren’t entirely sure what causes it. Just remember this is whats best for them. And I had already been trying to make all of her days sweet. I can’t bear to let her go and feel myself falling in to the trap of thinking she’ll tell me or I’ll know when it’s time. We put our boy down Saturday. I am so sad. Thank you so much for writing of your experience with your precious Cricket. We had been treating him for years for anxiety and thought the lack of vision was making it worse. Almost everybody I know of questions themselves, at least initially, about this decision. I’m thankful to hear that someone else thinks we are doing the right thing. If he were ‘out of it’ but happy, I would make no further decision. My struggle has been the same as almost everyone’s here: what is quality of life for Jake? He developed demetia. Dear JoAnn, I think we’ve done pretty well and as long as our pups felt loved and comforted through to the end, that’s what matters. While he’s doing it, he stares off into space or just acts confused and agitated. Sorry if this next bit is personal… I watched both my parents die with cancer in front of me. This is another question to ask yourself before you know when it is … There are plenty of people here who understand. for my action rather than see my friend suffer more’ remember cdd is real suffering.I hope your grief becomes easier in time. Sadly, I think my little dog is nearing the end. Sounds like you have excellent vet care which is good. I have read dozens of websites and blogs during my research on making the most informed decision for my almost 16-year-old, Bug (Boston Terrier/Pug) girl Pickle. I had put down my other Papillon two years ago, after a year-long battle with kidney failure, and it was obvious that his time had come when he stopped eating and moving. I feel terrible …. The final moment came at 10PM and he went quickly and what seemed to be peacefully. She’s fine physically. Then the anxiety seemed to increase ten fold. I can tell how much you love both your dogs. Thank you jef for the reply.Sorry for the loss of your dog.I just can’t seem to get over the loss of oscar.17 years ago we found each other and he was my life.I miss everything about him.I feel empty and cry alot.I know the decision was the right one ccd really took his life over,I look at pictures of him and understand he deffently was not himself but I feel a lot of guilt for having him euthanized he had a hard time standing,eating,drinking water and losing weight how I miss him. Our dog Murphy is 12 and has dementia, he was a rescue and when he was young he was scared of his own shadow, we got over this as the trust built between us, he has always been the most loving dog, well mannered and loved cuddles, people and adored children. He’s just come out of three days heavily drugged after his last seizure and his cognitive function has taken a hit. But now even though this was a heart breaking decision we know it was best for him. Reading your posting and others’ comments has been very helpful. He’s now 19 years old. Please remember how much happiness you both expri His arthritis was bad. Holly passed in our living room, With my husband and me stroking her beautiful face and kissing her and talking to her. She got quieter instead of barkier, to the great relief of my other dogs. Ariel is frequently “lost” or “stuck”, her rear legs seem weak, and despite a still-healthy appetite, she has lost weight. You will find understanding here. This was a very powerful and moving article to read Eileen Anderson. Mark,I will be praying for you and family and most of all Peri,God bless you little one lots of hugs. But when she sat in my lap, alertly looking around, after the first dose—double what should have euthanized her—it was agony. At this point there was nothing we can do. I just came across this article in trying to figure out with my poor little dog, and saw your post about Bruiser. She still peed when I took her out, bless her heart. Again, sorry about the delay. He’s displaying anxiety and seems unaware of his surroundings. I agree it is the best for Bailey but oh so hard. We can’t make recommendations here, but I can tell you that CBD oil has not been tested for CCD, and even the tests that are going on haven’t fully determined dosages or studied interactions with other drugs at all. My heart goes out to you. But I didn’t want to risk it. Them we noticed out of nowhere, the storms we’ve had recently, he could of care less, stopped barking when our Ring doorbell would chime, and then 2 weeks ago…the unthinkable…he stopped sleeping with us :(. We’ll take Benny with, for those who have other dogs, it’s important they be present. I’m sure it was a kindness, even though it is such an awfully hard thing to do. I’m sorry for your loss, Anna, if you want ahead with your plan. There are people here who understand, for sure. Julie,so sorry to hear about lulu.Crying for you,hugs to you. Sometimes when I cant find him he is in the dark hiding in laundry room He barks and growls at absolutely nothing out of the clear blue sky.. Is he suffering I don’t know I know mentally he is. It’s just hard, with this condition, to gauge suffering sometimes. Her tail still wags. Gremlin ears And yes, I can’t argue with you there: it’s brutal. Leigh-Ann,thank for the beautiful poem.I think of Oscar all the time and I say to myself how much I depended on him instead of him depending on me,I miss our walks,playing outside and just holding him in my arms.I have woken up out of my sleep telling the air in my face just like I have when we ran in the park,he was so full of life this has really taken the breath out of my life I miss my little buddy.He was always a joy to be with,I never had a bad day,I couldn’t wait to get home from work to be with him. We’re at a lost. I have heard of Adaptil and there’s a little research. My thoughts are with you during this struggle. But I bet also that to some people who are struggling with guilt over a dog with dementia it can be a great comfort. It killed us to see him like that. I’ve been so impatient lately because I keep cleaning up messes on the floor and bathrooms from puddles of water she spills and snorts. He was comforted by my presence. I watched her die as I lay on the ground next to her in our patio one beautiful sunny breezy spring day. When To Euthanize a Senior Dog - Quality of Life Considerations Pain. I have been agonizing over what to do. One side of the equation that is not discussed frequently is the toll that caring for her has taken on me: physically and mentally. Then he lost interest in eating turkey. I know she won’t get better… I know she won’t miraculously eat enough to gain back all the weight she’s lost.. way of seeing clearly. I may not get that event that makes this decision a bit easier. I’ve had pets all my life but Montana’s passing has been so hard. I thought I would feel more confident that it was the right time. He was so full of life and still eats like a horse but he has dementia and circles more and more his health is declining I am having a hard time making the end decision to have him put to sleep. She didn’t know who I was at first when I came out to see her. Time is helping a bit, and I want YOU ALL to recall the loyalty, happiness & UNCONDITIONAL LOVE of our BEST FRIENDS. Since then, now 12 or so years later, I wish I had helped her die after her first stroke…an entire year sooner. Please, any advice would be so so helpful. Dear New Friends, Maybe we aren’t doing enough and what if we put her to sleep and we could’ve somehow helped her…after all, she is only 8 years old. A Dog's Aging Brain According to the Journal of Veterinary Behavior , the same pathological changes are found in the brains of dogs with canine … Though he got plenty of exercise (hiking, dog parks and good walks every day!) My kids have been begging me to put her out of her misery, but I thought that was cruel since she still eats, though feels like skin and bones, she drinks, defecates, and can run but tends to just run in circles from one room to the next. Your wisdom and words gave me the courage to do what I knew was right. When to euthanize is a hard thing to decide. I thought she would like that. After reading all of these stories I am beginning to wonder. I cleaned it up fed him and let him out. Thank you for all the comforting comments. I’m sorry you are having to face this hard time with your little one. Your situation is even harder than usual. It is a heartbreaking decision to make. Just walked her walk Night time is terrible. He started losing his hearing and cataracts in both eyes also made him blind. She doesn’t really want to interact with me much at all now and as I mentioned, does not know who I am. Cathy so sorry to read about your bunnie,i also had to make the decision on Dec 8 2018 to say are goodbyes,Oscar and myself it was and always will be the hardest decision to make.But the more I read what Oscar was going through I know I made the right decision I still feel guilty about it and miss him so much he also was 16.5 years old.Sending out Hugs to you. So many of us here know the struggle of “when should I intervene?” It’s so hard when they have dementia. an 8 year old hound mix, to the door in the morning to go potty – I now have to pick him up from wherever he has wandered off to and take him to the door, coaxing him to go outside. He has a sister pug who I also got at 3 months old when I got him. Doesn’t seem to drink as much lately as he used to. So I guess the time is near. I know so many people go thru this with our pups. Also, if you are already thinking about having to say good bye to her, you might want to look at the quality of life scales on this page. Was she happy? Some people would say “What is the big deal, it is only a dog”. But didn’t exactly know where she was headed some times. I’m so glad my story helped. Kept bumping into walls and took a big tumble down about 12 stairs when he got half way up the staircase and walked right into the wall. When the joy of being a dog is gone, we have to man up and do the humane thing… even if it will cause us great suffering. Cricket as I remember her best: confident and direct. My hear goes out to you, Steve. I too am in this stage of life with my pups I just want you to know reading this article I think has helped me tremendously in my guilt-ridden reluctance to let my little girl go after 2 1/2 yrs in this battle with CCD. What if it was a brain tumor n we didn’t investigate it? I know you did right by Macy. “Bacon”, our 12yr old Newfie/Shepard mix went off to the rainbow bridge yesterday. LOVE The pain and heartache hits often and the waterworks comes without warning. About 40% of the time he tumbles down steps or off the couch when trying to get up. Twenty -two weeks ago, I sent her over the Bridge. In 2013, Cricket could no longer go on a real walk (she circled instead). We’ve been back and forth to the vet and all trials on pain meds indicate it’s not pain, but CCD. I have done everything I can. I’m so sorry for your loss. It is hard, I still miss her. I used to always think how lucky I was that I had such a healthy dog at his age until one day, I began noticing the pacing that eventually turned into getting stuck behind doors or furniture and in the corners of rooms. Thank you for sharing your experience as well. IT is just so hard. Obviously things are still raw but I know she is with me, which is comforting. Much love and respect. I waited too long with Duncan, it will always haunt me. She didn’t know who we were anymore and tried to bite me (broke my heart) when I’d give her baths, so I didn’t bathe her as often as she needed. I can’t believe it is starting with him! She is been the most wonderful companion I could ever ask. Your dog is lucky to be in your hands and I’m sorry for the ongoing and potential heartbreak. She has also stopped drinking on her own. He went to my Wife and did the same thing.We called our vet and made the appointment then had a good cry. Our Darla was a rescue. Roberta , SOPHIE”S BEST FRIEND. He’s been doing okay the last few years, but we certainly weren’t ready to have an older dog in the house. Learn how your comment data is processed. The first sign probably was what seemed like hearing loss. Then she just holds it and doesn’t actually chew and swallow. He has dementia. Thank you so so very much for this article. I came to your page as I’m trying to find courage to euthanize my beloved kelpie. This website is not intended to replace the professional advice of vets. Roberta, my thoughts go out to you my girl passed on the 6th nov my tears still fall at times Hugs. SO HARD ! Thank you so much for this website and particularly this article. Hugs. We wondered how long she had been there. I’m so glad the article helps a little bit. Sorry as I said I’ve only had him for 3 years… My mum thought he was only going to last 1 . There are a lot of people here who understand. I thank you for writing this. My prayers & thoughts are with YOU, Dear Taryn, As a result of CCD, dogs will lose their memory: they may forget you, their owner or forget tricks and training that they learnt earlier in life. I know the time for our decision is fast upon us, although we are trying a couple more things. There is only one thing left to do. Now my oldest dog, a 13-year old Dachshund is, I think, showing early signs of CCD, and every day I ponder about if/when I’ll have to euthanize her, and it breaks my heart every day. While I too struggle with letting her pass naturally, I also have nightmares of her passing alone on a cold kitchen floor scared and confused. Thank you so much Eileen for your invaluable words of wisdom. Before dementia he was the happiest, funny little one so full of life. Peace to you. She has fallen over a few times and has a difficult time getting upright again and she seems to startle very easily. resources we have,think of all the devoted care you gave to your friend dealing with this totally time and emotionally The quality of animals’ lives … Thank you so much Joe! Bridge. Neigh doggies great me and KNOW! Our decision was aided by a tragic and rapid decline in his health. I can tell how much you loved him. this is the third appointment I have cancelled the other two, I hope I have the courage to go through with it, She is quite physically fit, still takes short slow walks with me but she is partially blind, no hearing but the worst is the anxiety,and dementia it is worse when I am not present 100% of the time, She wakes every night roams around, has many accidents and I carry her up and down the stairs. Cricket never had many health problems. The medication she was on, selegiline, probably helped. She bites if we try to touch her, I don’t know for sure if this is the right time to do it. But time moved on hard for her little body… and now the poor girl does just about everything you described in your post, except for the part of forgetting how to drink. We would have good and bad days but the better days became less. He started having seizures over a year ago. That might help. I’m so sorry you are going through this with Addie. She falls into the food and water bowls and gets spooked if i try to pick her up or pet her. I have read many articles, all with different suggestions and viewpoints for almost a year now. The only time I see him happy at all is when I get home from work, so I know he still recognizes me but I guess I’ve come to terms with the fact that he needs more than that. Really good points, Tom. Ive taken my dog Jess 18 years old twice to the vet to be put to rest each time I broke down and couldn’t go through with it I am in pieces …she has dementia constantly incontinent and snappy when I fuss her People say I will know when time is right Im torn between mopping urine and faeces and her snapping at me and her enjoying her run in the park Can anyone advise me .Vet says I need her put down before she gets worse. This, too, shall pass.. as they say. Reading the account of your own decision-making process has been immensely comforting and has reassured me that now is the right time for him. I will never have a pet again. I’m so grateful I found your site, Here it is Christmas, I’m gifting her with release tomorrow. So he had anxiety issues , the vet has given him meds for the anxiety and hopes I get some sleep . I am sad after over 4 months! I’ve been googling endlessly try to find some answers and stumbled on your site and read your article. He sleep most of the day and thankfully through the night; I have to wake him to go outside and every time, my touch startles him… when he goes outside, he seems lost and confused;he doesn’t go for walks any more. The last few months he wouldn’t stop barking and I mean upset barking ALL Day! Every dog is different, so it doesn’t matter that other people’s dogs may have “lasted” longer, except of course that it is unfair to you, who loved your dog so much. I have a mini schnauzer. She began to have a spring in her step again after the first 2 doses. The biggest thing for was last weekend we were at the cabin which he used to love. I have a 16, nearly 17 year old Maltese who has dementia, is deaf and probably 95% blind. He seemed very similar to your baby. He don’t realize were he is anymore and I have noticed a change in his behavior it scares me to think this is the end if the road . BLESS YOU ALL & RECALL ALL THE BLESSED GOOD TIMES. If she is still with you, I wish for some good days for her. There’s some comfort there. Good luck. The last few days he seemed to lose interest in eating and really started to turn in circles and even had difficult standing sometimes. My vets so far keep recommending medications. my thoughts & best wishes reach out to YOU! The one thing your article didn’t mention was how a dog with dementia could possibly affect another dog that’s in the house. Today lap of love is coming to aid in letting Bruce go to heaven. We have made the decision to help her go peacefully with all of us surrounding her next Tuesday. She does sleep through the night thank god though her early wake time at 5 am had started to take its toll on me and my work but I didn’t mind. Never let. It is so terribly hard. So Selfish Roberta. But she had to be taken by leash and as time went on, she needed the leash to navigate the familiar pathway back to the kitchen. We are hospice fosters.In saying that over 8 years we have had to make the decision many times however we have saved many lives that would have not been had they been destroyed because they were old n owners wanted puppies. BESTCTO ALL 1ST DAY OF SUMMER The bond that we all fortunately shared with our beloveds will live on But Toby never gave me any of them. I thought if I could manage his anxiety that things would be okay. Roberta here,Carol. He still has a really good appetite- which makes us feel conflicted about this impending decision. I started adding boiled chicken to entice her. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, Pretty sure I’m saying goodbye this week to her. Was I being selfish by keeping her with me? (After long observation, I decided that Cricket was not distressed when circling. It is a selfish thought, I know. Told him my loss. Hugs to you, Pam. Sorry for your loss Mark. Hugs to you, Rosemary. I’m so sorry for your loss. I should have helped her move on. He was just started on special food about 2 wks ago but I think it’s too advanced at this time. I held her and cried and have been crying for days. What you did is the very hardest thing to do. I’m afraid she does it the whole day. But this is the hardest thing to explain: I wasn’t really that sad about her dementia. No one can tell you the best time, but I will venture the opinion that the dogs don’t always tell us it’s time, especially when they have this condition. We had a list, a long list we took to our Vet. About a week ago he started bleeding from his nose and developed GI bleeding. You obviously love Bugsley so much. She grew frailer. My fear of the deafening silence my home will have is not a good enough reason to make her suffer any longer. He already had high levels of anxiety, falling over, overweight, forgetfulness. If you care to, let us know about your decision. Thinking of you. The decision has been made for tomorrow, even now I have second thoughts plaguing my mind. Jess my name is Danielle and i just had to put my dog max down a few days ago. My feelings of compassion are extended to all! Today we lovingly said goodbye. Please see your vet. I knew he know longer knew who I was and started howling and yelping throughout the day and night. Have you looked at the quality of life scale? Between the wall and tv cabinet or under an end table. We have a couple more things to try and we will see what the next couple of weeks brings for our little one Peri. I knew when it was time to let her go but my husband just couldn’t do it and convinced me that Sammy still had so much life in her and we shouldn’t euthanize her, so she lived an entire year after the day we should have helped her die. The truth is that I don’t fully agree with euthanasia. She is only 8 & is in normal decent health. I hope you got some medical help and/or good counsel. She is very thin now and struggling to walk. It’s hard when they’re older and they develop so many ailments. I don’t care what the reason for the suffering is, but my job as the dog’s owner is to mediate or stop the suffering. But you are correct that I did have something to hang my decision on. And I hope she has many good days before that. I prayed to God for Ziggy to let me know when he was ready. Her coat a beautiful color except for the fading of her eyebrows and some cheek area. Addie places her whole face in her bowl, and snorts almost. What do i do?? It seems doubly hard when they have seizures and CCD, from what I can tell from talking to people. I apologize for this very late response. I had been looking for those “signs” from him that it was time to say goodbye, like I had gotten from other 2 dogs. Patricia, I’m so sorry for your loss. You know my moods I think my 13 yo may have this.Acts like he has Sun Downers…sleeps most of day up at night, whining, barking, pacing, drooling and has started scratching on doors like he wants to escape, if I open the door he loses interest and walks away. Was it too soon? She can’t make it herself and it feels wrong to decide for her. A blood serum treatment protocol suggested by our vet succeded in 100% healing but it was a rough two months. PRAYERS TO ABBY’S MOMMY ! brother and sister That’s all Trixie could have ever asked for. She was very honest with me and told me he has a terrible prognosis and that, sometimes, euth is the kinder option. Cheers! I am in tears reading your story. I know we are almost at the end but as you have said on this site, it is so difficult when their mobility and appetite is so good. BUT I also do a lot of writing about my own feelings and struggles with making the decision to euthanize a dog…and it does help me clear my emotional decks. I feel like we may need to make a decision soon but I don’t Want to do it for the wrong reasons. He just barked and ate really fast. Dear Pam, She is one of the handful of trainers I recommend with no caveats.). My son hugged him. But now I questoin whether thats exactly what I’m doing now. That is one of the hardest places to be with a dog. He never dropped bones! So very tiny. I knew the time was hours and minutes away so I layed her in some soft clean bedding that I wanted to bundle her in before her body was lifeless. Those are thoughts and wishes. it would be so much easier if she was sick. I’m sorry for your loss. Here’s a post I wrote about them. 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