Why Don’t Dogs Live As Long As Humans?
Reprint from Mark Ferrell for the Holiday Weekend Why do dogs live less than people? Here’s the answer: Being a Vet, I was called to examine a 13-year-old Irish dog named Belker. The dog’s family, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little 6-year-old, Shane were close to Belker and expected a miracle. I tested the dog and found out he was dying of cancer. I told the family I couldn’t do anything for him and offered to do the euthanasia procedure at home. The next day I felt the familiar feeling in my throat when Belker was surrounded by family.