I'm taking my dog, Pippin, a 13.5 yo basenji to the vet today to be put down. He is in kidney failure and hasn't kept anything down for 3 days. He's now refusing to eat. My husband wants to let nature take it's course, but I don't want Pippin to suffer (and he's obviously suffering now) AND I don't want my 9 year old to wake up with Pippin dead in bed with him!
Here's a photo of Pippin and Cooper in happier days.