“It’s an ethical quandary that’s in some ways unsettlingly similar to aging and end-of-life issues currently plaguing human medicine: Just because we can extend a life, should we?” We now have access to many veterinary services that can dramatically extend the life of our ailing pets. NY Mag’s Melissa Dahl ponders whether we should just because we can: I spent thousands to keep my sick cat alive. I don’t think I’d do it again. (The only reason my cats keep me alive is because I’m the only one who knows how to operate the can opener.)