Apr 222013
How Veterinarians Decide It’s Time to Put a Pet Down

You don’t feel qualified to decide to put your pet down, so you talk to a veterinarian. How does the vet know it’s the right decision? “One great myth of veterinary practice is that the veterinarian somehow knows ‘the right time.’ Part of that belief, I’m sure, is the client’s understandable urge to escape the

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Oct 072011
How to Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween – SPCA Tips

This is our first Halloween with our dog; when I received these tips from the SPCA on how to keep pets safe on Halloween, I knew right away that I have to spread them around… “Loud noises can cause animals to panic putting both pets and children in danger,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of

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Jan 122011
Spiritual Ways to Survive Pet Loss

Believing in an afterlife or heaven doesn’t erase the pain of pet loss, but it helps. These spiritual ways to survive pet loss include prayer, thoughts of heaven, and memorial services or “celebrations of life” for your dear departed dog or cat. “No one can say how long we will mourn [pet loss],” writes Gary

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Jul 112009
How to Cope With Guilt After Your Cat or Dog Dies

How do you stop feeling guilty after your dog or cat dies? Many pet owners experience extreme guilt even when they didn’t cause their pet’s death. If you’re struggling with grief and guilt because of the circumstances surrounding your dog or cat’s death, read Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet.

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