My Ruckus just turned 10. He had been an extremely healthy dog until a year ago when we started having issues with ear infections and some minor skin allergies. All in all it was nothing serious but I learned that my vet does not know bulldogs verywell, or that perhaps he was trying to squeeze every penny we had out of us. We live in a small town and dont have a lot of options. So, ruckus has begun to slow down a bit and show his age. About 7 months ago he began not being able to make it through the night without needing to go out. He bark and wake me up though, and not have an accident. He also doesn't jump on the couch, wrestle as much...etc, things that seem normal for an aging dog to change. About a month ago he began peeing alot. All the time. He suddenly went hold it for even an hour. If he dont force him outside on the hour, he will pee in the house. A few weeks ago he began not being able to poop. Actually, it's like he's confused. He tries to poop several times each time he goes outside but he doesn't need to. He's always pooped at the same few times a day. Now he tries to do it constantly. When he does poop, it's small amounts and kind of cat like. Spirally. He doesn't seem to be in pain. So, I know you're gonna tell me to get him to the vet. I know...he had an appointment. My problem is, my husband just thinks he's old. It's his time. His body is breaking down. I know if the vet says that he wants to run a 100 tests, which he will, my husband will say no...its his time. We should put him down. I feel like he was so healthy that it might just be an infection or something fixable and we shouldn't put him down. We do not trust our vet. He wants us to try every option for every possible illness. We cant spend another $3000-$5000 on him in order for our vet to final admit he's just not sure. Does anyone have any idea what it could be? So, I'm wondering if any of you experienced anything similar? I dont think it's a uti. What else is common in bully's that might cause the poop and pee issues but not effect them otherwise?