Like many pet parents, [Zak Rosen] (http://zakrosen.com/) and his wife lived for years in a state of denial about their beloved dog, Rumi. Then they learned that Rottweilers only tend to live about eight to 12 years, and there was no denying it: Rumi is already in her twilight years. In the not-so-distant future, they’ll have to make some truly tough decisions.
On this episode of How To!, Zak seeks out advice about end-of-life pet care from Dr. Ellen LaFramboise, owner of [Crossroads Veterinary Hospice] (https://crossroadsvethospice.com/) , and fellow pet parent Gabby Santos, who shares how she prepared for the death of her 18-year-old miniature pinscher, Bob’i. Their conversation might change the way you think about your furry pal’s final days (and maybe even your own).
Zak Rosen is the host and creator of [The Best Advice Show] (https://bestadvice.show/) , and co-host of Slate’s parenting podcast [Mom and Dad Are Fighting] (https://slate.com/podcasts/mom-and-dad-are-fighting) .
If you liked this episode, check out “ [How To Get Your Dog To Stop Barking (Without Barking Back] (https://slate.com/podcasts/how-to/2021/11/how-to-train-your-dog-to-stop-barking) ).”
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