RECENTLY, DR. MARCELLA Harb-Hauser and the nursing team at Pet Emergency and Specialty Center of Marin met Zuri, an adorable 17-year-old mixed-breed dog. Zuri lived with a family of seven other rescued pets and was dearly loved by its guardians Bruce and Deborah Wagman, who brought Zuri in after the animal quit eating and urinating.
"When we bring a pet into our lives, we are completely committed to them, through thick and thin — we treat our pets as if they are members of our human family," says Bruce Wagman. "We asked Harb-Hauser and the incredible support staff at PESCM to help guide us. We wanted to know whether she could be happy and pain-free again if she made it out of the hospital."
"Considering quality of life during and after treatment is one of the first conversations I have with pet parents going through an illness with an aging pet," says Harb-Hauser. "It's different with every family."