My poor old pup is acting a bit odd today..
He is a funny character anyway, shy and scatty... but today he has been sleepy and sort of like his breathing is a bit irregular and he keeps doing this funny thing with his mouth.. like he is really thirsty but he has plenty of water... and when I talk to him he looks at me like he wants to die...
So basically my question is this.. has anyone had a pet die of old age and what sort of signals did you get that it was time? if any at all...
Am I kinder to take him to the vets for "the injection" or just letting nature take its course?
I just feel at a loss with what to do.. I always worry that a vet is going to talk me into 100's of dollars worth of tests etc... I know that sounds really awful but we just couldnt do that and then I'd feel guilty forever
any gentle advice?
Oh and he is 12 so not uber old, but old .. he has really aged in the past 6 months