It’s Never Long Enough: Dr. Mary Gardner


Dr. Mary Gardner

The book’s title rings to true, It’s Never Long Enough: A Practical Guide to Caring for Your Geriatric DogIndeed, it’s never long enough. The author, Dr. Mary Gardner talks here on the national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about  end of life and end of life care. She says she understand that people think as the dog is geriatric, why go to the vet? What are they going to do? Well, there’s a long list, she says, of  “what we can do.”

How important is it that you – the pet parent – is there for the final goodbye?

I asked Dr. Gardner if she could give one piece of advice – what would that be? And she answers.

And she explains exactly what euthanasia is medically, what happens at the end.