Old dogs, new ways to baby them
Our dogs are living longer thanks to veterinary advances, healthier food, and owners committed to their well-being.
Living with an elder of any species is heartbreaking, gratifying, uplifting, and patience-trying. Wise old dogs have an especially deep emotional pull when they peer up with their sweet, sad, trusting eyes. “It’s so hard to live with an elderly dog because it’s like a roller coaster, up and down all the time,” says Dr. Lisa Moses, chief of the Pain Medicine Service at Angell Animal Medical Center. And with canines living longer, more owners are babying their old dogs.