Playing Pet Detective sounds like fun but when it comes to end of life care for our beloved pets, playing detective when it comes to pain management is anything but fun and hardly a diagnostic tool for quality of life and palliative care.
Have you ever thought about hospice for your pet? Your vet may have talked to you about the three stages of your pet’s life: puppy, adult and geriatric. But what about the fourth stage: the end of life stage? What is Animal Hospice? Pet hospice is often misunderstood as only being about the actual end […]
As a pet hospice and emergency veterinarian, I have seen my share of devastating loss but there is one cancer that often takes the cake. An insidious monster that appears from nowhere and leaves a wake of suffering for owners that is profound. A lightning bolt and rolling thunder that comes from nowhere on a […]
Making the decision to use pet hospice instead of fighting the disease isn’t always an easy one, but eventually it’s the right one. While bringing pet hospice into your home isn’t a replacement for traditional veterinary care, it can become the primary care when veterinary care can’t work. While today’s veterinary medicine is amazing, […]