Editor’s Note: Today’s post is from DDY’s archives.
In Dr. Nancy Kay’s recent “Speaking for Spot” blog post, she advises against making treatment decisions for your senior dog based on age alone. Dr. Kay lays out the very cool concept of “functional age” and its components:
“When making decisions, savvy medical advocates evaluate the whole package—spryness, organ function, overall comfort, joie de vivre—rather than considering age alone.”
Dr. Kay’s short post provides an excellent reminder to not jump to “senior” conclusions. Read “Age is Just a Number” here.
To hear more from Dr. Kay, click on the link in her blog post to National Public Radio’s arts and issues show “Fresh Air,” where you’ll find an interview with Dr. Kay as well as an excerpt on making medical decisions from her book, “Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life.”