Is my dog dying?

asked 2017-04-04 01:00:18 -0500

How do I know if my dog is dying? He's really old, so I'm worried. He's been pretty lethargic lately, I don't know what to do...

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Another sign with an Older dog is their suddenly disappearing. This happened to me 2 nites ago. I knew he had gone off into the forest to die. But a Vet I called and others said Ridiculous notion. Well we found him 2 days laterabout 75 ft. from our home. Resting in Peace on soft brush in a gully.

Emilyn P.'s profile image Emilyn P.  ( 2017-08-24 21:28:56 -0500 ) edit

I felt the need to post this experience which just happened 7 hours earlier because Science is not always accurate. And while I searched for my dog a few people called me to tell me to look close to the house because each of them had found their older dog in similar places!

Emilyn P.'s profile image Emilyn P.  ( 2017-08-24 21:32:07 -0500 ) edit

I am sorry for your loss Emilyn.

Ana Maria and Diana K.'s profile image Ana Maria and Diana K.  ( 2018-01-28 02:32:33 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2017-05-18 13:35:43 -0500

Some symptoms that indicate a dog is near death include incontinence, dulling eyes, sadness, or when the dog seeks a quiet place or barely moves. Dogs go through various stages during their last moments; thus, identifying these symptoms is important in getting prepared for a pet's death

During his last moments, a dog tends to seek a quiet place away from people and other pets. Also watch for the dog to show sadness and no longer get enjoyment from things he once loved doing. A dog that does not urinate or defecate in his usual place may be a sign of coming death. Increasing infections, such as skin problems and eye discharge, is also another symptom of a dying dog.

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