Ken has a 7-year-old golden retriever named Pal that has been diagnosed with arthritis in his elbows. Pal is very stiff in the front legs in the morning when first arising and is reluctant to jump in and out of his spot in Ken's truck.
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The issue of a companion's age when they are faced with the need for any type of anesthetic procedure is one we face as veterinarians almost daily.
Retired orthopedic surgeon Peter Rork and his co-pilot Doyle, a black Labrador retriever, spend their free time flying precious, sometimes barking, cargo in Rork's Cessna. His last flight in March included 30 small dogs traveling from Arizona to a shelter in Idaho.
Bob Glassmann remembers well the day his beloved German shorthaired pointer, Abby, died at nearly 14 years old.