This is my buddy Gizmo, he’s a 14 year old Pug. About two years ago he was diagnosed with diabetes and quickly lost his vision. In the past several months its apparent he’s also become deaf and if he doesn’t have enough to contend with, he's showing all the symptoms of dementia. I took him to the vet for a full check up to see if there is anything that can be done to improve his quality of life and the bad news was no. However the good news is he’s actually in astonishingly good condition all things considered. I give him Insulin injections for the diabetes, of course nothing can be done for the blindness. It’s the dementia that’s proving a tough one. He wanders around the house sometimes for over an hour getting lost and barking ceaselessly. 14 is quite old for any dog but particularly for a Pug. Knowing when it’s time is a rough one here as he is very mobile, still eats, drinks and vacates. He just seems to have lost his mind to a large degree so I don’t know how much longer he will be able to know he needs to do those things. As long as he remains mobile I can’t bring myself to taking him in, but I try putting myself in his paws and I’m not so sure I would want to be around dealing with all this.