When Should I Let My Max Go?
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
My first baby puppy Max who is now 12 has an inoperable tumor inside of his anus. It is now the size of a baseball. The vet gave me the option of surgery - I asked about quality of life and he said because it is in his anal area, there are many blood vessels and there would be a lot of future bleeding - as well as he very well might suffer from bowel incontinence.
He is OK but has lost A LOT of weight and I know that his time here is not very much longer. I made a promise to him that I wouldn't let him suffer. I just don't know how to predict it - he is happy - he eats and he roughhouses a little but now the skin on his crotch area is turning black.
If you have any guidance as to when I will know is the time to take to him the vet to release him from pain I would appreciate it.
I will not let him suffer. I love him but I will let him go to God.
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