Debbie, I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. It all boils down to quality of life to me. If my patient's quality of life is unacceptable to my patient - he can't do "dog things" that other dogs can do, or its quality of life is unacceptable to its caretaker - it's difficult to watch a dog repeatedly seize and/or the financial and husbandry commitment to such a dog is intolerable or unsupportable, then euthanasia should be considered a kindness.
Free now to run, jump and play
Or snooze in the shade on a sunny day
To sit for hours watching birds in the trees
Or to lie on the porch and enjoy the breeze
Free from sickness that made me weak
Restored to the dog that I was at my peak
You made the right choice for me my friend
Be at ease with yourself and let your heart mend
No more vets, shots or pill
And while you can't see me, I'm here with you still
For though you may think that we really did part
I'm there in your memories, I'm here in your heart
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.