Hi, my name is Kim and my little one's name is Sasha. On June 10, 2008 she will be 15 years old. She is a beautiful black (with a lot of gray) cocker spaniel and I love her so very much. She has been with me through all of my good and bad times. Now, she is having pain and a lot of trouble walking as her knee caps in her back legs have gone out and she is too old for surgery. I was going to get a cart to help her walk but the arthritis in her back is bad and I feel as if that would hurt her more. She is able to get around so-so on the carpet but has a very hard time on the tile and outside in the grass. She falls down a lot now. I crouch down behind her and hold her up when we're outside but I cannot watch her 24/7. We came home Saturday after being out for 4 hours and she was on her side with her mouth open and she had urinated and pooped on herself. She has not done it since but it was so scary. I thought she had passed. I had asked God to take this over as I do not have the strength to handle it. I would much rather it happen naturally than have to do it. I don't want her to suffer though. She still has gumption but how do you know when it has to be done? She pants and paces sometimes. She is on muscle relaxers and pain pills daily but she still eats really good, wags her tail and I just don't know what to do. Any advice would be really helpful. I don't want to be selfish but I can't bring myself to do it yet. Thank you. Kim
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