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Old 01-12-2021, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: Quality of life for a sick dog

It's certainly a subjective issue, and it's not cut and dried. The not eating thing, that can be temporary, and happens with many dogs.

We have a healthy 10 year old chihuahua, and she sleeps all day.

Your vet can do a physical exam, some poking and prodding, to see if there's any obvious pain points.

For me, my dog would have to be doing more than sleeping and not eating before I'd question quality of life. Just my feeling.
Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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