When you think the word "Dog", what image comes to mind?
In my minds eye,
I see a verb,
an action word,
a creature in motion.
Running, digging, crouching, sniffing, wagging - dogs hold such joy in their hearts. Expressing that exuberance in activity and motion is a big part of who they are.
When I talk to clients about quality of life indicators in their older dogs, of course we talk about mobility, pain control, appetite, elimination habits and other biological functions. But quality of life also involves a dog's spirit - the behaviors and activities that create the special bond we have with our canine companions and the daily adventure that is a dog's life.
Mary Craig, DVM, MBA
Dr Craig is a mobile veterinarian with a house call practice focused on end-of-life care.