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Nurturing the Human-Animal Bond: 5 Factors That Can Make a Difference

The bond between pet owners and their dogs is a special and cherished relationship. However, certainfactors can affect this bond in various ways. In this educational article, we will explore five key factorsthat can impact this human-animal bond. By understanding these factors and making conscious choices,pet owners can create a stronger, healthier, and more fulfilling... View Article

Mourning the Loss of your Pet

While the term “human-animal bond” has only existed since the 1960s, relationships between animals and people have been documented for more than 15,000 years.  These relationships began as working relationships and, over time, evolved into some of the most meaningful and special relationships people have held with others.  It is not uncommon for pets to... View Article

A Loving Goodbye: 5 Tips for Pet Owners Exploring End-of-Life Care for Their Loyal Companions

Caring for a pet nearing the end of their life or recently diagnosed with a terminal condition is filled with emotion and confusion. There are many factors to consider, and it can be hard to know where to begin. The bond you share with your companion is special, and as their caretaker, you want their... View Article

What’s the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care for your Pet?

Palliative and hospice care are an important part of end-of-life care in human medicine, and they are becoming increasingly more available and valuable in veterinary practice as well. Even given the best of daily care, a pet’s life is too short. As our beloved pets near the end of life, whether due to aging or... View Article

How to Cope with the Loss of Your Pet

You loved your pet and considered him a member of your family. You confided in him, carried his picture on your phone, and probably even celebrated his birthday. So, after the loss of your pet, it’s perfectly natural to feel overwhelmed by intense sorrow. The Grieving Process There is no right or wrong way to grieve,... View Article

Pet Loss: How to Say Goodbye to an Old Friend

When you’re the caregiver to a furry friend, your life is enriched beyond measure. Your pet gives you undying companionship, love, and faithfulness and cheers you up when you are feeling down. You know that, unlike many humans, he will always be there for you, so you do your best to show him how much... View Article

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