Did you know you can pre-plan for your pet’s end of life care? Most pet parents are unaware that this option is not only available, but it is becoming increasingly popular. Why? As a society of boomers, we plan. We plan for everything from our vacations, grand children’s college fund, retirement, and our own end of life care. Some of us even plan … [Read more...] about Benefits of “Planning Ahead” for Your Pets
An Abandoned Puppy-Mill Dog. On a brutally cold December morning, a cage containing a four-pound Pomeranian, was found in a snow drift at the Noah Project, a no-kill animal shelter. It was clear she was an abandoned puppy-mill dog. Her situation was grave. It was clear she had recently given birth, as she was laying in afterbirth, with her nipples … [Read more...] about Meet Lucy – The Story of an Abandoned Puppy-Mill Dog
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
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?