Is my dog getting ready to pass?

Hi, I have a 15 year old Jack russel-chihuahua mix who's blind and who has arthritis. She sleeps on her bed all day, and she can't climb up stairs. What does this mean?

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Aug 23, 2014
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Cooper NEW
by: Anonymous

Cooper sounds like such a wonderful Jack and a huge part of your family! The fact that Cooper still wants to play, eat and be outside is great. Continue to love and spoil him. I think when he doesn't want to play, eat and be attended to can be a big deciding factor. This kind of decision is absolutely awful and nerve wracking, and my thoughts are with you!

Aug 23, 2014
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is my jack still enjoying life? NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a sixteen year old jack called cooper, over the last month or so he's slept a lot more and his eyesight is deteriorating He still has an amazing appetite for food his ours plus treats!!!He used to walk for miles now he can only do 15 minutes most days even then I have to carry him home some days. He does come to life at about 6.30 most evenings when he wants to play and have lots of attention!!!My biggest fear is that he's tired of life and we're keeping him here because we can't bear the thought of him not being with us I know that we've got to the 'cornfield moment' from marley and me i'm concerned that we've past it?

Feb 09, 2014
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Jack Russell getting older
by: George

It gets hard to watch your Jack get older, they are not the same spry dog you remember. The best advice is to continue to make her as happy as you can. Continue to walk, pet and feed her on a regular schedule. Let her sleep when she wants to sleep. As long as she is still eating, drinking and wagging her tail then she is happy.

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