Dr. Mallu , a vet in Sedone, AZ writes that dogs and cats have strong powers of intuition and can read our emotions and even our thoughts as easily as we understand words. If this true then pets would know beforehand that they are going to be euthanized. So anyone who intends to fool their pet by thinking that their pets just thinks they're going to the vet's for a check-up should realize that their pet knows what is going on.
You say that your dog has arthritis and passive urination issues. Have you looked into glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. They are excellent and within about two weeks, maybe less, one can see the effect. they work to rebuild the cartilage and joints. So does Ester C, a potent form of vitamin c. also there are pain relievers for people that also work for pets. One is called Arthritis Relief (Natra Bio, Ferndale, WA) is has only natural ingredients. It is for " : stiffness and difficult movement,or swelling and redness, pain in the bones and joints. Two tablets once or twice a day . You can see the difference in about two hours. also these testimonials:
Paralyzed dog recoverd use of hind legs "I must say before I received the Transfer Factor I was really anxious and I would afraid that my Ridgeback dog, Linkin, would give up. As soon as the package arrived from England I started giving Linkin 2 tablets a day for the first 3 weeks.
He has improved in leaps and bounds and it is hard to believe that some 4 weeks ago he could not walk by himself and could hardly move around at all. I had to carry his hind legs with a towel around his waist otherwise he just could not get around.
After two weeks on TF+, he started trying to get up onto his hind legs. It was difficult and heart breaking to see him struggle but he was trying. After four weeks on TF+, he managed to walk around even though he lost his balance and he hind legs would give way.
He is now walking and running around, although still a little wobbly, and he also tries to jump but does not always succeed. It is absolutely fantastic to see the improvement from week to week." Antoinette Kean , South Africa
"My family has an 11-year old German Shephard mix that spent six days in a traditional vet's office because he could not walk anymore.
After the Transfer Factor and flaxseed oil, this dog is now walking, frisky and in good spirits." Richard English
According to the 4Life Company that manufacturers it :
1 to 25 lb. 1- 2 daily
26 to 50 lb. 2-3 daily
51 to 100 lb. 3-4 daily
100+ lb. 4-6 daily
Note: Some veterinarians start animals on a small amount of Transfer Factor Plus for 3 consecutive days and increase the dose gradually. The content of the capsule can be mixed with pet food or treats (sardines, cheese, etc.) Some pet owners find it easier to shove a capsule in the pet's throat or to mix the content in a little broth and use a syringe to inject the product into the animal's mouth. Although Transfer Factor and Transfer Factor Plus™ are best given throughout the day, satisfactory results have been obtained by giving the dose once a day. The 4Life company recommends to double or triple these amounts if the animal is ill in order to increase the efficiency of the immune system further. There is no report of overdosing on TF or TF Plus even when consuming massive amounts"
You can buy it over the Internet and some stores will carry it.
As for the passive wetting it can stem from the arthritis, once that's corrected you may wel find that it's been corrected too. Acupuncture helps alot( www.ivas.org
) too, 5 treatments was all it took for one dog to recover. According to the vet he had the worst case of arthritis she'd ever seen . she cut down on the meat which added purines to the joints and made them stiff, she used glucosamin and chondroitin supplements
and alfalfa too. By the way, that dog also had degenerative mylopathy and was completely paralysed in the back legs.
There is also something you can give for passive wetting when it's not linked to arthritic /degenerative spinal conditions. PM me if you need that info.
"We can solve well over 90% of the all chronic diseases with simple, inexpensive natural therapies." Dr. Mercola