Quality of Life

How do we know when it’s time? Who decides when it’s time when multiple people are involved in the care of a pet? Quality of life is what we use to know when it’s time to say [...]

Palliative Care

Palliative care and hospice care are not the same thing, though they are often used interchangeably. Palliation is defined as “relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder at [...]

Anticipatory grief

You may have been told that your beloved pet has a terminal illness and that nothing can be done or maybe you are watching your elderly pet start to decline. So many things may run through your [...]

Four stages of grief

People deal with grief in many different ways. Most people deal with it in similar ways and have similar phases by which they process the loss of a loved one. Here are some common stages of grief [...]