I had an owner come in with a very sick cat today. Arthur was older, coming in around 13 years and wasn't doing very well at home. No vomiting or diarrhea. Just seemed lethargic.
The owner told me that she had a rule to tell if a cat was not going to do well.
"If it won't eat tuna or drink milk, then it's going to die."
So much for expensive tests!
This is a simple yet elegant approach to animal health care.
With the economy the way it is, I gotta go get me some tuna for my next patient ...