Pet surgery can be a stressful experience, regardless of your animal's age. But when your pet is older, there's an extra layer of concern that comes into play. Your elderly dog, cat, or other animal companion has special needs that can't be ignored. With a slower metabolism, potential underlying conditions, and less resilience to bounce back, older pets require extra care when it comes to surgery. Here's what you need to know.
When your dog doesn't feel well, it can be difficult to watch. Your dog is your best friend and a part of the family, so when your pal doesn't feel well, you are going to try and do everything you can to make them feel better. If your dog is vomiting and not able to hold down food, it can be very difficult. Your dog may have an upset stomach from something that was ingested, or just has an upset stomach for some other reason.