My wife has a minature schnauzer. He is 7 or 8 years old. Around 3 years ago he was diagnosed with cushings. We can’t afford the medication and vet bills so basically the only changes we’ve made are what food he gets. I’ve tried to convince her to give him to someone who can afford to take care of him or to have him euthanized, but she won’t go for either. I am just wondering how much longer he may hang on?
the prognosis is poor…and you are not doing him any favours by witholding medication …your wife is being very selfish allowing the dog to suffer…maybe if she thought of the distress and dicomfort the dog is in rather than her own wishes she should do the most loving thing she can do and have him put to sleep even with medication the prognosis isnt much better and it is very expensive…have you tried the blue cross or RSPCA they may help with the bills if needed also if you are low income most vets deal with the PDSA..why would you want to give him away and cause more stress and misery to the animal/and new owner ……ask at your local vet if he can do the PDSA or go to the blue cross they will not turn you away and you only have to give a small donation