My 13 year old golden retriever, Angel, and I were doing pretty well up to this week. She would come downstairs with me in the morning, a little slowly but with a wag in her tail and would go immediately to her dish for breakfast and then a walk outdoors. She had an excdellent appetite. Monday she had a bad limp in her front shoulder. Tuesday she could hardly stand up. WEdnesday the vet told me it was arthritis and put her on D/K food, MSM and Glyco-Flex II soft chews. That was the last day she was able to come upstairs. She can't stand or even get up now. She only eats what I give her out of my hand and not much of that. She can't stand at all. I take her water dish to her and she drinks a lot until she can't hold her head up anymore. I'm turning her over regularly and picking her up and taking her out on the grass but she is only urinating. She stands until her legs won't hold her up any more. The vet says we can do some expensive diagnostic testing which may tell us what's wrong, but she's still an old dog and there's no guarantee we'll be able to do anything more for her. I'm not a fatalist, but I don't want to prolong this and put my friend through any more discomfort. My question is, what kind of food can I give her (she will occasionally eat some scrambled eggs and toast) and what can I do to make her as comfortable as possible? I'm going to start giving her Tylenol for Arthritis. Anyone have any suggestions? When do I know when it's time to put her to sleep, or is that a choice? Is it better to let her slip away on her own?