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Navigating Pet End of Life Care

by Dr. Dani McVety, Founder and CEO of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice

There comes a day when every pet parent has to come to terms with their pet’s passing. This unfortunately means making the difficult decision between a “natural death” or humane euthanasia. I imagine just about everyone would like their pet to comfortably crawl into their bed one night, drift off to sleep, and pass away peacefully while sleeping. While many people think this defines a “natural death,” that isn’t necessarily the case—and a natural death does not always guarantee a peaceful death.

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Winter Safety Tips for Your Senior Pet

by Dr. Dani McVety, Founder and CEO of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice

As winter’s biting cold sets in, your senior pet may struggle with the cold more than usual—especially considering older pets often do not handle temperature extremes well. The dry, cold air may cause achy joints to flare up, while icy walkways can make potty breaks treacherous. Help keep your senior pet warm, comfortable, and safe this season with the following tips.

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How to Find the Perfect Pet Sitter

by Kathryn Cockrell, Owner of Happy Hound Pet Sitting

It’s a high stakes situation — you’re leaving your pets and home in the care of a complete stranger. Don’t get me wrong, in-home pet sitters are incredible — but it’s essential that you do your homework before handing over the keys to the castle. Here are a few important considerations when hiring a new pet sitter.

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Rest assured! All you need to know about Pet Insurance

You wouldn’t think twice about having insurance for your car or home – but what about for your pets? As pet parents, we never want to think about our furry, feathered, or scaled family getting sick or injured. Yet it’s always good to be prepared in case the unthinkable happens, a.k.a. that time Fido’s sock-eating habit turned into emergency intestinal surgery. Want to determine whether pet insurance makes sense for your family? We’ve covered some of the top-asked questions here, including a helpful plan comparison chart to weigh your options!  (more…)