Buzz is our dog. We have had him for 13 wonderful years.
So recently he has started having bowel accidents in the house. This is very unusual for him. He was difficult to house train but once he was trained he didn't have accidents at all. He also has a hard time getting up and when he lays down he flops. It is also easy to knock him down if you accidentally run into him or try to get him to go somewhere where he doesn't want to go. He has always had allergies so he is on a medicine called Temeril P which has a low dose steroid as well as an antihistamine in it. He ran out of his pills today and they wouldn't give me a refill without seeing him so off to the vet we went. I told her about his problems so she did an exam and we found out that he has spinal cord damage. So we are going to have him put to sleep on Friday. That will be a sad day in the Burke home as well as our children away from home. He has been such an integral part of our lives for so long it is kind of hard to know what we will do without him. Just curious if anyone else has had to put a pet down, how did you decide it was time, and do you guys think we are doing the right thing. Opinions are appreciated.