Should I euthanize my pet rat?

Hello! I have a 3 and a half year old rat and am having a very hard time making a decision. I'm needing to decide whether to euthanize him or not. I don't think he has a good quality of life anymore. I don't want any negativity, I just want to make the best decision for my rat. These are the details... show more Hello! I have a 3 and a half year old rat and am having a very hard time making a decision. I'm needing to decide whether to euthanize him or not. I don't think he has a good quality of life anymore. I don't want any negativity, I just want to make the best decision for my rat. These are the details about his situation:

1.) He's developed two tumors recently. one doesn't seem painful, one does.

2.) He's also developed a respiratory infection.

3.) He also developed an eye infection between yesterday and today.

4.) He's losing weight very rapidly. once he was 550 grams now he's 323.

5.) He can't groom himself.

6.) he's been sleeping more than usual. when he wakes up it's only for a few minutes or seconds even.

7.) His heartbeat is very inconsistent, with lots of pauses.

8.) He's having trouble keeping his balance. falling lots.

9.) Obviously all of this has made him very stressed and he has lots of porphyrin on his nose all the time.

Should I euthanize him?
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