Updated: Apr 17, 2020
I do a lot of surgeries on old animals.
Not out of vanity... not to boast about it later "that I can do it".
Before I do these surgeries, I always discuss the risks involved with my clients. I make sure they know that the outcome may be bad - death can happen.
I hate it when people tell me that their pets are old and thus really do not need anymore medical attention.
I have a 14 year old cross breed dog (2010) that I love dearly. I do not think I can remain pleasant if someone dare to "advise" me that I should not bother with anymore medical protocols for him because "he is old and not many years left".
That's really offensive.
Imagine being told by a family doctor that your aged relative, who maybe old and sickly, does not have many years left so you should not be too bother about their health... because whatever money you spend on them will amount to nothing in the end.. or even just help them along and end their misery with a needle...
How well will you take this sort of advice?
I agree that some clinical cases are really beyond human intervention.
I agree that some of these cases should not be allowed to drag on aimlessly.