Allergies can be effectively controlled if given the appropriate treatment. I would suggest consulting with a veterinary dermatologist to get to the bottom of your dog's skin issues. There may be medications or underlying skin issues that your regular vet may have missed. I don't see deafness as a quality of life issue as many dogs are born deaf and do quite well all their lives. It takes a bit of adjustment at first, but most dogs do fairly well. Of course, if there are other issues at play (underlying cancer causing the sleeping and crankiness), then you may want to consider the quality of life with your vet.
My mini Schnauzer just had her hangnail removed and is bandaged up. She’s excellent, and isn’t chewing on the bandage, so I took her cone off, so she’s more comfortable. Normally before bed, we go make “final wee” outside in the garden, but she won’t go? I’ve placed her in all her spots, and she’s just won’t wee. Is this something to worry about?
My dog is a 15 year old schnauzer. He has a reoccurring cyst on his back. Generally it will burst and resolve after a week or two. He’s had one lately that appears to resolve but comes back. I think an older cyst may have hardened under his skin and is creating irritation. Is there anything they can do outside of surgically removing them? It doesn’t appear infected. It’s kept clean, dry as much as an oozing cyst can. It’s a clear, milky looking fluid. Thanks.
Our 14 year old Lab has no bowel control and is recently loosing control of her bladder despite her taking hormones to help that. Her back hips are very weak and she doesn't wag her tail anymore. She is eating and still enjoys walking on our beach and going after tennis balls in the water. We are considering planning to put her down on her 14th birthday. That will be in a couple of weeks. Is that a good plan to plan it and will give us time to grieve ahead?
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