During the end of a pet’s life we engage in watchful waiting. Because of fears for our pets and fears for ourselves, we delay action until a particular time or event happens. In all reality we really have very little control over
Pet parents and their families who have lost a pet usually want to open their homes and hearts to a new furry family member at some point. When is the time right? There is
Denial and guilt are two of the most commonly felt emotions when a pet is entering end of life or has passed away. When we let go of the guilt we feel over the loss, we can remember our pets for the joy they gave us.
Caring for an ill pet can be as intensive as caring for a human family member. Some illness is more easily managed than others, and some pets may be more easily cared for than others. However, the physical, emotional and financial stress can be overwhelming. You may consider veterinary hospice as
For a third year Journeys Home sponsored a team to walk and raise funds to support cancer research. It was a cold day but what an amazing turnout! Thank you for helping us defeat cancer in dogs and in humans! Cancer touches everyone at some point in our lives, whether ourselves, a family member, a …
Dr Katie hosted an hour show on WORT 89.9 FM March 28, 2016 Listen to the archive: She talked about how to assess pet quality of life, and how to know when it may be time to let them go. She explained her JOURNEYS Pet Quality-of-Life scale, which many Madison area clinics over via brochure form …
When everyday life gets difficult for pets, their quality of life suffers. That is the time to start considering using a Quality of Life scale such as JOURNEYS to evaluate their comfort. Think of the JOURNEYS scale as a “Quality of Life Quiz,” checklist or assessment.