We know there are so many emotions surrounding the end of life decisions, and we’ll be here to help. Our team has put together this list of resources for you to review to help answer any questions you may have.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our clinic if you have additional questions.
Quality of Life
Senior Pet Care – Senior pets require increased attention, including more frequent visits to the veterinarian, possible changes in diet, and in some cases alterations to their home environment.
End of Life Care – As your pet’s health declines, you may elect to care for your pet at home—with the supervision of a veterinarian—or you may decide to end his suffering with euthanasia.
Making a Bucket List For Your Pet
Making A Bucket List For Your Dog – Doggy bucket lists have been around for some time, but with a plethora of photogenic pets going viral on social media, they’ve become more and more popular.
A Guide To Creating The Ultimate Bucket List For Your Aging Senior Dog – An ideal day for them involves fresh air, good food and the contentment they feel when they are by your side.
Amazing Bucket List for Cats – Just like their human counterparts, cats long to accomplish certain goals in their lifetimes. As they advance toward becoming senior cats, time is ticking for them to achieve those cat dreams.
Dealing With Loss
Coping with the Loss of a Pet – By physically showing your grief, you actively mourn the death of your beloved pet. This active mourning will move you on a journey toward reconciling with the loss of your pet.
7 Ways to Cope with the Loss of a Pet – Following the loss of a pet, we need to allow ourselves to experience feelings of pain and sorrow.
Common Questions About Pet Loss – Frequently asked regarding the process of mourning an animal companion.
Recognizing Signs of Pain
Recognizing Signs of Pain in Dogs – It’s important to recognize these signs of pain because the sooner your dog is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin.
Recognizing Signs of Pain in Cats – As a general rule, most cats do an excellent (though detrimental) job of hiding their pain. Fortunately, there are lots of signs you can look for that indicate possible pain in your cat.
Euthanasia: What To Expect – We always fear losing these pets that mean so much to us. Nevertheless, that time inevitably does come. So how do we pet owners face our pet’s mortality? How do we face euthanasia?
Making The Decision – Talk to your veterinarian. He or she is the best-qualified person to help guide you through this difficult process.
Euthanasia Overview – A decision concerning euthanasia may be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make for your pet. Although it is a personal decision, it doesn’t need to be a solitary one.
Memorializing Your Pet
Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery – Honoring your pet with loving care. Family owned and operated since 1996 – serving all of DFW and the surrounding areas.
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