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My 15 year old Pom-chi is pooping blood and can barely walk.

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My 15 year old Pom-chi is pooping blood and can barely walk. Is it time to put her down?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

When did this begin? How is Agatha's health aside from the bloody stool? Can you tell me more about her?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
About a week ago with the walking and about a month ago off and on with the bloody stools. In July of 2013 she was diagnosed with CHF and she has been on Vetmedin since.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

Has she been examined and treated for the concerns with walking and the intermittent bloody stool?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No I don't want to put her through a bunch of tests. I call her my Hospice dog. I just want her to be comfortable.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

If you do not want her to be uncomfortable even through testing, which may give your vet information on treatment, I would use the directions below to determine if it's time to euthanize.

I recommend to everyone that when considering euthanasia they do the following: Make a list of 10 things that your pet enjoyed doing when they were young. Perhaps that was playing fetch, riding in the car, etc. Now mark off all of the things that your pet can no longer do consistently due to age or illness. Once you're down to 5, it's time to discuss euthanasia and once 2-3 items remain, it's time to have the procedure performed.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

Checking in, JA Customer. How is your companion today?