Our family dog who's a 14 year old yorkie whom my elderly parents take care of when we moved away is sick. He just lays in his bed all day, and has trouble holding his pee and just goes everywhere. His breath and teeth are real bad. We used to let him roam the house but now he's in a gated area with pee pads, yesterday we found him laying in his own urine. Taking him out to the bathroom he no longer squats to poop, and he just stands there (one point 20 minutes!) dripping.
I take him to the vet, and we find he has three large bladder stones, little ones in his urethra, and kidney stones. He also has an enlarged heart, heart murr murr, arthritis in his legs and stage 4 periodontal disease. This is BEFORE the blood work comes back. Bill was $500, and I was given a $1700-2500 estimate for stone removal, and a $1200-2300 for his teeth cleaning and extractions.
I am concerned because he looks miserable going to the bathroom, and having no one wanting to be around him because of his smell and potty problems. My parents are at wits end on caring for him, and I won't be able to care for him (working mom with toddler and another one on the way). On top of that we can't afford the surgeries, as we are also struggling financially.
I haven't slept for days, worrying and feeling guilty. What will happen if we can't do the surgery? How much pain is he in? Is the surgery worth the cost? Can we take proper care for him after surgery? How will his quality of life be after the surgery? How much longer does he have with us? I even tried looking for a new owner (felt even more guilty knowing how sick he was), looking for no kill shelters, and even spent tons of hours asking for financial help in paying for the surgery. I don't know what to do. Someone please help?