"When is it Time?"
While there is often no magical answer to such a difficult question, you are not alone in finding the best answer for your beloved friend. Your family veterinarian and Circle of Life for Pets are here to help guide you through this time. You may find an in-home quality of life consultation helpful to help you work through some factors in this decision. You may also find these links helpful to deeply consider and assess your pet's quality of life.
Caring for your pet at life's end is an extension of your loving care throughout their life. Your companion trusts that you will help in the same loving way you have previously, and to consider what is in their best interest.
Many pets' bodies are no longer serving them adequately toward the end of life. This is not a failure of medicine or care, but rather a natural process that we must navigate.
Helpful links to help assess life quality: