take him to the vet.
he may be having a treatable health issue.
if a dog cannot control his peeing and pooing, doesnt even know he's doing it, then that is a bad sign.
but if he just cant hold it in long enough, might be medical issue, treatment.
we have been using pads and homemade wraps that we put around the midsection to keep from getting pee on the floor.
i wish i new about this practice many years ago as it would have saved several rugs from being pulled up.
they work for male dogs.
we used small baby diapers for the female with diabetes.
as to when the right time to put a dog down.
that is on an individual case by case.
it is not just about you it is about the dog too.
for those that say he is just an animal, well no kidding but guess what,
for many people they are as important as any human and sometimes more so.
these pets may be the only friends or family they have. they are family.
it doesnt really seem nesasary to be pointing out that they are "just animals"
in this thread. thats really NOT going to be helpful advice.
keeping a dog around for too long when you know better is really just for the dog owner and is a bit selfish.
if a dog is in pain and there is nothing to do to comfort and aleviate the pain, it's time.
most of the time a dog will give you signals that it's time.
stop eating stops drinking.
becomes lethargic. doesnt care anymore.
but again, go to the vet because the guy might need some healthcare.
my wife and i lost our second dog this year TODAY
she was a yorkie that was diagnosed with cushings about 2 years ago and
diabetes 5 months ago.
we were lucky she lasted in decent health this long.
this past week she started urinating whenever, stopped eating and drinking.
we took her in and the tests showed her kidneys are failing and there really
was nothing we could do.
making it hard was that she was still alert and aware.
but she was so ill from the diabetes that it was time to go.
we could have kept her going alittle longer but it would have been selfish for us to do that.
she was in pain and there was no cure.
For a dog who is walking into walls, stands in corners
appears lost or confused.
stares into space or at walls.
goes to the wrong side of the door for outside
cant remember how to go through an open door.
and even some urinating and defacating problems.
look into a medication called Anipryl.
we have a small sily yorky who has many
of these problems and will be looking into this medicine to see if it helps.
the vet said they have great success with it so far.