Gizmo died last night; she was walking less for about the last month and in hindsight maybe caught is sooner. She usually woke me up at 4:30 – 5:30 am to be let out to pee. About ten days ago, this stopped.
My other dog, a massive twelve pound Shih Tzi, was taking pills and I was adding chicken broth to his food to help him eat the pill. Gizmo got broth also because I didn’t want to play favorites. I think the extra sodium in the broth accelerated her heart problems and by the time I caught it, she was having trouble breathing.
She was also developing issues with balance so there was probably a neurological issue as well. She spent her last night on oxygen so she was comfortable.