What Dr. Cohn says is astounded – about only half of our pets see a veterinarian in the course of a year. As a result of diminishing preventive care, there’s increasing illness. It’s a shame.
He says he recently saw a Newfoundland, and discovered a giant tumor in the dog’s lung. That dog hadn’t been to the veterinarian in four years. Had that dog seen the vet sooner, the outcome may have been different. And this sort of story isn’t especially unusual. One common example is kidney disease in cats, which caught early, saves pet owners dollars and adds length of life for cats.
We also chat some about pet health insurance, which we both endorse.