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Quality of Life Scale

As we grapple with the difficult decision to let a dog go, we need all the guidance we can get. The table below was developed by Dr. Alice Villalobos. It scores the condition of the dog in seven areas. Score each criteria on a scale …

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Why animals don’t live as long as humans do

Submitted by Lisa Marie Wilkins Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old blue heeler named Belker. The dog’s owners – Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their littleboy, Shane – were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a …

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