27: Knowing When It’s Time to Say Goodbye

April 4, 2017

In part 2 of our series on older dogs, Dr. Alicia Karas joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about the most difficult question: How do you know it’s time to say goodbye?

Dr. Karas is a veterinary anesthesiologist and specializes in managing pain. She’s on the faculty at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and works in the Tufts emergency and critical care clinic. She shared great tips about how to assess your dog’s quality of life. Two terrific resources are Dr. Karas’s Comfort Diary for Dogs and the HHHHHMM scale.