There is a difference between giving up, and stopping.

In my mind, giving up is what happens when there’s something that you can do, but you don’t.
Stopping, on the other hand, is what you do when there’s nothing that you can do. 
I wrote this after putting to sleep a very good dog for a good friend. 

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.