Question: have a 14 yr old shih tsu left by my sis who passes away. He is recently panting a lot & almost a seems uncomfortable. And I think he has dementia because he forgets where he is at times & loses his way around the house. He is also deaf & blind. My concern is how do I know when it’s time to put him down? I just don’t have the funds to visit a vet who will run costly tests to tell me the inevitable. I hate to see him suffer. Can I ask the vet to follow my wishes for euthanasia after a visit without running costly tests? Overwhelmed with all of this as I just took over his care.
"For years I had been a "junkie"--addicted to prescription and over the counter drugs. used oral and topical anti-inflammatory corticosteroids for 9 years to suppress my eczema/psoriasis. The steroids' side effect nearly killed me and did nothing to cure my eczema. Why elimination or suppression of the symptom is NOT the same as elimination of the disease . The side effects caused me to swell-up like a balloon and triggered terrible mood swings from deep depression to nasty outburst our rages. Functioning of vital organs such as my liver, kidneys, lungs and spleen were nearly shut down and I thought I would die." Shirley