Oh, Anna, we went through the same this year with our 16-year-old dog Pooh. She had Degenerative Myelopathy — the canine version of ALS. She was diagnosed 18 months before the end. Slow progression. Much like your dog. You do what you can do until you can’t do it anymore or until your dog can’t take it anymore. We do the best we can. We make the best decisions we can. Hugs to you and your dog. It isn’t easy. Love is never easy.

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