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(Rayleigh, Essex UK)
I have a 16 3/4 year old Jack Russell. She is waking us in the night to go or has weed. She also has occasional bouts of vomiting or diarhoea. She was found to be allergic to all meats except turkey so has been on a specific diet all her life (the allergy was skin related). Recently she has been off her food so have been giving her food that she shouldn't really have to ensure she eats. Was I right in feeding other foods? Approx 5 years ago she was diagnosed with mild liver damage. I'm thinking her symptoms are related to this. She sleeps a lot now, has cataracts, slight loss of hearing, fatty lumps over a lot of her body. She still has times of being lively. Should I be taking her to see a vet? At her age I don't want any intervention or major testing but am I being cruel to her? I can't tell if she is suffering any pain other than knowing if she is pressed underneath near hind legs that she will turn to possibly bite you although she never has.