We just put down our 13-year old Lab two weeks ago. The telltale sign was not eating, especially for a Lab. The day we decided to put him down his breathing was laboring and was obviously very weak. We had to literally carry him to the car.
As someone told me during the 2-3 week period prior to making the decision "the day you make the decision will be days too late". In other words, we try to hang onto every single day we can, and from my most recent experience, was too long and at the expense of our beloved pets health. He definitely suffered the last several days of his life.
It sucks plain and simple. But if we want pets in our lives, it's the price we have to pay sadly.
Last edited by tegee26; 05-24-2019 at 12:11 PM.