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  1. Dog has dementia, heart problems, arthritis - time to let go?

    Dog Health
    I've read a lot of articles about how to know whether it's time to put a dog to sleep, but I'm still torn about what to do in our particular situation. My pup is 11 years old (a long-haired dachshund mix) who I've had for 8 years. In the past couple of years, he's developed worsening arthritis...
  2. Blind dog with dementia: How do I know when to euthanize?

    General Dog Discussion
    I have a complicated situation and am torn about the right thing to do. Our dog is a 9 year old Pit Bull/Lab mix. He has been perfectly healthy his whole life, never showing signs of aggression or anxiety. About 1 1/2 years ago, he suddenly went blind (SARDS) and has been slowly declining...
  3. My old dog doesn't like being touched anymore

    Dog Health
    My sweet old pooch has been developing doggy dementia or doggy Alzheimer's. (She sits and stares into space. I'm told that's an early sign. Plus her hearing's going and/or she forgets I'm there for a second.) She's always been a little hyperactive, working herself into tizzies at night, and...
  4. Quality of Life vs Euthanasia

    Dog Health
    So I came onto the Dog Forum because I am searching for something... clarity I guess. My 17 year old toy poodle, Rusty, is not doing well. Physically he's "ok" for a senior. But the vet says his cognitive functions have declined so much that he has no quality of life. I get a tail wag maybe...
  5. Dementia Dog Research and Design Project

    Working Dogs
    Dementia Dog is a research and design project looking at the benefits that dogs can bring to people with dementia. We are looking at how dogs can help through the emotional benefits of companionship, the social aspects of walking with a dog and how a dog can help you sustain a routine and...
  6. Older dog with dementia struggling to adapt to new home

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I was looking for a bit of advice or any suggestions to help my dog out. He is a 14.5 year old golden labrador. My family has had him since he was a puppy, but he stayed with my Mum when my brother and I went to university, although we have visited regularly and he has stayed at my...