My dear old Chow is 12 years old. We have noticed bumps on his back. I'm assuming these are the typical basset fatty cysts? Chow also is slower these days. He has a hard time with stairs and climbing into bed. Most of his day is sun bathing and laying in his dog bed in the living room.
How will I know when it is time to let him go? What types of signs should I look for? How old is old for a basset?
My old guy is 13 years old. He also sleeps more these days and has had some other issues. He doesnt have lumps on his back but has gotten little worts as he has aged. He just has started having issues with his back legs the past few months. Everything before then seemed like usual old age aches. I go by quality of life, or try to as best I can. As long as he wants to eat and wants to go for his walks he seems happy. When the day comes he doesnt want to go for his walks I think I'll know. So idk if yours has any favorite activities or treats you could judge by. They are prone to getting cysts and that's what mine has also had. But I've still gotten them checked by a vet to make sure it's not more. Mostly just so I know how to care for him if it was worse news.