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Damn, when do you know it''s time to put your dog down? I''m struggling.

I have a 14 year old jack russell terrier that I''ve had since she was 6 weeks old. She''s been a great dog in all ways.\ \ But...she''s 14, which is old for a dog -- a jack russell especially. She''s arthritic, but she can still get around okay. Her "sniffer" is just about gone, as is her hearing. She''s lost a lot of weight recently, and her favorite thing to do now is sleep. She''s also drinking lots and lots of water. I think that''s an indication that something else is going on with her internally. Every once in a while, though, her old personality comes out.\ \ I''ve been told that when dogs stop eating, or are off their feet, then it''s time to put them down. She hasn''t done any of that, though. Still eats like a horse, and can get around. I''ve also been told that "you''ll know when it''s time".\ \ I''m really struggling with this. Anyone else been in the same situation and have any thoughts?


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