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Treating Pain Is Often Overlooked and Underdone

Treating Pain Is Often Overlooked and Underdone

Modern Veterinary Medicine Has Made Great Advances in Pain Control – WHY Has it Not Found its Way to Most Clinics? As a chronic severe...
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How to Assess Respiratory Rate

How to Assess Respiratory Rate

Does your pet seem to be breathing more rapid at home and with increased effort? An easy way to assess for normal respiratory rates at...
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Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in Dogs

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in Dogs

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in Dogs (CDS) Cognitive dysfunction syndrome is a condition related to the aging of a dog’s brain, which ultimately leads to changes...
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Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in Cats

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in Cats

As they age, cats often suffer a decline in functioning, including their cognitive functioning, which ultimately leads to changes in awareness, deficit in learning and...
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The Covenant of Compassion

The Covenant of Compassion

On the surface, the decision to put your ailing pet to sleep seems like it would be simple. I’ve heard it discussed by pet lovers...
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The Dreaded Diagnosis

The Dreaded Diagnosis

CANCER is a word that strikes fear into our hearts, whether it is about our health, or that of our beloved pets. Unfortunately cancer is...
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Why Is There So Much Cancer In Our Dogs?

Why Is There So Much Cancer In Our Dogs?

I know in advance, this writing will be controversial. For as long as I can remember our recommendations on neutering pets has been to do...
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Dr. Humphries and Taylor

Dr. Humphries and Taylor

My Dog’s Special Day For everyone who has recently lost their dog friend! Today was my dog’s special day. It is the day when she...
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Good, loyal friends are cherished. Sometimes they come in the form of a loving dog or cat who knows just when to cuddle up next to you. Perhaps your best friend is a beloved bird, reptile, or rodent. Or maybe your favorite companion lives in the barn where you go to relax or visit. If you have lost such a good friend or are faced with deciding the future of that friend, we’re here to help.

ten tips on dealing with pet loss

Ten Tips on Coping With Pet Loss

Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family member knows the intense pain that accompanies the loss of…

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our favorite grief books

Our Favorite Grief Books

The Final Farewell, Preparing for and Mourning the Loss of Your Pet By Marty Tousley, RN, and Katherine Heuerman Remember Rafferty, A Book About the…

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pre planning and aftercare

Pre-planning and Pet Aftercare

Losing a pet is one of the most diff icult things a person can experience. Whether the loss of a pet is sudden, or something you’ve…

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coping with the loss of a companion

Coping With the Loss of a Companion Animal

Grief is a healthy and normal response to loss. Attempting to suppress feelings of grief can actually prolong the grieving process. Grief can feel…

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ten tips on dealing with pet loss

Dogs and Grief

When a dog passes away, the feelings of grief and loss we as humans feel can be overwhelming. It affects each one of us differently and in so many ways. Some of us shut down and don’t want to do anything for days, while others need to rush out and get a puppy as soon as possible…

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