Depressing topic, I know. Let me explain what made me ask though. Note, when I say 'ask' I mean "ask because I'm curious of others opinions". I do not mean it as in "I don't know what to do and need advice". Reasoning for asking (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Reasoning for asking (open) Reasoning for asking (close) Basically, I currently have a 10 year old Dog named Rocky. He is currently dealing with a number of conditions, growing arthritis, an ear and anal infection, and he's going blind (completely blind in one eye, 14% visibility in the other to be exact). Basically he has a good amount of stuff piled up, but he's still living his life to the fullest and having fun, there's no signs of him ever being depressed or anything as a result of it. And one day I was talking about this to one of my friends. And he made the comment about how he has known some pet owners who have put their pets down just for getting blind let alone all the other conditions on top of it. Now, he wasn't trying to suggest that we put our dog down, he was just making a comparison between my family and some other owners he met, in fact he had refereed to the other owners with a lot of disgust. So basically, after that it made me wonder. At what point are others willing to put their pet down? Or if you don't own a pet, what point do you believe owners should? I'll refrain from my personal opinion (well, other than what's probably been exposed in the reasoning) for a while. I'm genuinely curious as to other's perspectives on such a thing.