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Palliative care: The missing piece of chronic disease management

By Kate Boatright, VMD – 5/18/2023

 

There’s nothing more that can be done,” the primary veterinarian says to the family of the 16-year-old spayed domestic shorthair with chronic renal failure whose renal values continue to climb despite standard medical management.

Without surgery, we recommend euthanasia,” says the emergency veterinarian to the family of the 5-year-old golden retriever who has just been diagnosed with hemoabdomen from a splenic tumor.

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