Hypothetical question about quality of life
You have a 12 year old dog who up until 6 months ago competed in agility at an appropriate level. All of a sudden his/her back feet are dragging a bit. Additionally, he is slow to get up and seems to be in some pain. You get acupuncture and chiropractic but realize that you need more. One vet says bad back problems. You go to neurologist and explains that the wear and tear from age has created a narrowing of the spine which creates nerve problems. You can get a MRI and see exactly where it is and do surgery or you can keep the dog comfortable with some modalities such as massage and acupuncture as well as some medication. What would you do?