Pet Health Hospital

Focus on Vet Care in Dogs Changes As They Age

As my dogs are fully in the twilight years of their lives at the ages of 14 and 15, I have found myself spending more time and money than ever on their vet care. I have who I consider to be the best Las Vegas veterinarian, and he is very understanding about which battles to fight and which to not when it comes to the health of my old girls. Things that would have been dealt with while they were young are not always something to worry about at their current age. As they have aged, they have acquired many different lumps and bumps, and at this point, we are only worrying about the ones that may cause them immediate danger. They are both on long term medications that are not a good idea for younger dogs, such as steroids for disc disease and bowel problems. There comes a point in all of our lives where our focus on health shifts from cure to quality of life, and that is exactly where my dogs are now. They have both lived long and healthy lives to this point, and now it is time to simply keep them as comfortable as possible for as long as it is appropriate.