Animal palliative care and pet hospice is a new concept for many pet parents. As people, when we reach the end stages of our life, it’s become normal practice in the medical community to transition from treatment, to quality of life care and pain management. This is often referred to as palliative care. In the pet world, this type of care is just … [Read more...] about Animal Hospice Extends Pets Life
Meet Gray, otherwise referred to as "itty bitty kitty"! He was just hours away from death due to the fact that his pet parent died without having a pet trust or pet protection plan as a part of their estate plan. Gray's story is not uncommon. Fortunately, the eldercare attorney overseeing the estate believed in rehoming abandoned … [Read more...] about Saving Gray
Did you know July 5th is one of the busiest days for animal shelters and governmental animal control facilities? (Dogtime.com) Not only does intake and occupancy increase, sadly so do the amount of pets who die unnecessarily from a preventable accident. Like all golden retrievers, Sophie loved playing in the water. She had been at the beach all … [Read more...] about A Lost Pet Named Sophie
When a baby elephant dies, it’s mother has been known to lift it with its trunk and place it in an area where they can cover it with ground debris like twigs, sticks, and dirt. Other female members of the herd will help in covering the calf and the rest of the herd will join the mother while paying homage. It's one of the beautiful rituals of the … [Read more...] about Elephants Are Empathetic & Emotional
I’ll never forget the day we had to say goodbye to our sweet and loyal cat Cinnamon aka “Chubs”. Losing a member of the family is always hard, but the thing that has really stuck with me when I think about that day is my husband’s final moments with his beloved friend. When we learned the extent of Cinnamon's illness I was nearly inconsolable. My … [Read more...] about A MAN AND HIS CAT
What is the one thing that is uniquely yours or your pet's that no person or other pet has? Your thumb or paw print! Did you know that you can engrave not only a person’s thumb, hand or foot print, but your pet’s paw, hoof or even beak/claw print on a piece of jewelry? Hospitals take an ink print of a newborn’s hand or foot then place it in on the … [Read more...] about What is the one thing that is truly yours?