Compassion Fatigue in Veterinary Medicine

Those of us the in the veterinary industry are usually here because we love animals. As far as career choices go, there are many that offer better pay and hours, and far less physical labor and potentially risky situations. Any veterinary technician headed home at the end of a shift, with dog drool in her [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:25:33+00:00February 21st, 2018|Pet Emergencies & First Aid, Pet Loss, Senior Pet Care|Comments Off on Compassion Fatigue in Veterinary Medicine

Children and Pet Loss: Helping Them Cope

The death of a beloved pet is one of the most difficult paths we walk as humans, and can rock us to the very core. For children the experience can be especially intense, and consideration must be taken to help them understand death and learn how to cope with grief. Children and pet loss certainly [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:25:44+00:00November 20th, 2017|Pet Loss, Senior Pet Care, You & Your Pet|Comments Off on Children and Pet Loss: Helping Them Cope

Caring for Exotic Senior Pets

It’s fairly commonplace for dogs and cats to live long enough to earn their senior stripes. But what about exotic senior pets? With advancements in wellness care, good husbandry, and better-than-ever treatment options, it is no surprise that all species are living longer lives than ever before. Caring for an older exotic pet is a [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:25:50+00:00September 19th, 2017|Exotic Pets, Senior Pet Care|Comments Off on Caring for Exotic Senior Pets

Use It or Lose It: Why Senior Pet Exercise Matters

Thanks to advancements in veterinary medicine and increased owner involvement, our pets are living longer than ever. As a result, senior pet care has become more and more important. Although some pets may still run, jump, and behave like a young pup or kitten, what happens when an older pet starts to slow down? It [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:21+00:00October 24th, 2016|Senior Pet Care|Comments Off on Use It or Lose It: Why Senior Pet Exercise Matters

Senior Pet Diet and Nutrition for Greater Well-Being

As pets age, their nutritional needs will change. Just as a puppy or kitten requires a special diet for rapid growth, a senior pet diet may also need to factor in certain health and lifestyle changes. Typically, many senior pets struggle with weight gain due, in part, to their inability to exercise as much as [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:23+00:00October 10th, 2016|Pet Health & Wellness, Senior Pet Care|Comments Off on Senior Pet Diet and Nutrition for Greater Well-Being

Caring for Senior Pets: Signs of Chronic Illness

Just like us, pets develop health problems as they age. It’s hard to admit (or even recognize), but modern veterinary medicine and regular at-home care can go a long way to improving and extending the lives of senior pets. The Timeline Senior pets are generally considered geriatric at 7 years old. As your pet ages, [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:25+00:00September 26th, 2016|Pet Health & Wellness, Senior Pet Care|Comments Off on Caring for Senior Pets: Signs of Chronic Illness