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Should I Put My Old Dog Through Surgery?

Should I Put My Older Dog Through Surgery?

Taking care of senior dogs and other older pets can be a challenge. Sadly, the time may come when you need to say goodbye and let your pet be put to sleep. This is never an easy choice, but it is important to put your dog’s needs first. When it comes to surgery and older dogs, you need to closely consider what is best for your companion. Contact our team at All Friends Veterinary Hospital in East Islip for guidance if you are considering pet surgery for your senior dog.

Senior Dog Care and Pet Surgery

Dogs are living longer now than ever before. These days, many dogs live past 10 and even 15 years, enjoying good health and mobility as they age. Pet surgery may be the right choice for your older dog. After the surgery, your pet may go on to enjoy several more healthy years by your side.

If you ask many pet owners, they will tell you that senior pets are the best. Wisdom often comes with age, and that is certainly true for many dogs. Still, dogs, cats, and most other pets simply won’t live as long as humans. At some point, saying goodbye to your pet may be necessary or at least the best choice for your companion.

Other Options

Our veterinarian can help you determine whether pet surgery is appropriate for your senior pet. If your pet is in good health and likely to enjoy several more active years, our veterinarian may recommend surgery. That said, if your pet is approaching the end of life, struggling with pain, widespread cancer, declining health, or any other medical issues, the veterinarian may recommend putting your pet to sleep. This process is generally painless and will allow your pet to rest peacefully.

If you are looking for a veterinarian who will provide honest, thorough advice regarding your senior dogs’ pet surgery, get in touch with our team at All Friends Veterinary Hospital. We put pets and their needs first and will help you work through this complicated issue.

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Call All Friends Veterinary Hospital today at (631) 277-8700 to speak with a member of our team or schedule an appointment with Dr. Reda.

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