This is a really hard dilemma and one I help clients with most days in my life as a mobile vet.
What do you do when you find out your pet has cancer? Do you go for chemotherapy or surgery and try to extend life so you can share every precious moment with your pet? Or do you decide that limited intervention is the best option and opt to keep your pet comfortable until the time is right to let go?
The answer is not simple. There’s no black and white formula for every pet and every family. Here are some principles I use to guide my clients – I hope you find them useful when you’re facing these difficult decisions.