Signs It May Be Time to Euthanize Your Dog

Untreatable and persistent pain that cannot be managed with medication may warrant euthanasia.

Severe Pain

Complete immobility or paralysis leading to pressure sores or loss of bowel control could justify euthanasia.  

Inability to Move  

An inability or unwillingness to eat for multiple days despite medical care may indicate it's time.

Poor Appetite

A noticeable loss of any enthusiasm, brightness or happiness in your dog's demeanor is a clue.

Lack of Joy

The inability to voluntarily control elimination and loss of bowel/bladder function may tip the scales.  


Severe dyspnea or distress with minimal exertion leans towards euthanasia.

Breathing Issues

Prolonged disorientation or severe cognitive disconnects may justify ending suffering.


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