Recognizing pain and weakness and building a pathway to comfort. And the categories I wanted us to think about when we're trying to set the stage for reasonable expectations are things like mobility, that's an obvious one. I wanted us to touch on vision, hearing, and then the brain, what's going on in the brain of the patient? Because your dog might have the body of an Olympic athlete, but we might have some cognitive obstacles to think about. So those are all the pieces that we juggle when we're thinking about seniors.
I am so excited about today’s episode because we have my vet, Dr. Stacy McVicker on the show. Dr. Stacy has been a lover of anything furry, fluffy, feathered or slimy since she was old enough to read all of the James Herriot veterinary stories when she was little. She graduated from CSU veterinary school in 2004 and works as an associate veterinarian at Animal Care Center of Castle Pines in Castle Rock Colorado where she practices as a rehab veterinarian, acupuncturist, and general practitioner. She is a self-declared crazy cat lady and is working toward her official board certification in feline medicine in her spare time.
Dr. Stacy gives us great tools and resources to give our senior dogs more comfort and joy.