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Ask the Vet: How much testing should I pursue with my older cat?

4 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

After a long career in nursing and owning cats for most of my life, I wanted to reach out and ask for your opinion regarding my 17-year-old cat.
I have never been one to go overboard and do excess testing on my pets or go to extreme measures in their old age. Perhaps it is because of my experiences on the human side and some of the suffering that I have seen or learning to accept old age realities but either way, I have been hesitant to pursue extraordinary measures.
My cat just had her annual checkup and I pointed out that other than losing a little weight, she was doing well. My vet...
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