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Euthanasia considerations

The pain of saying goodbye to our pets is heartbreaking and although no amount of preparation will eliminate that pain, there are some considerations that may help you feel more in control of the situation.

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Caring for your older horse

There are important management decisions that will need to be made to ensure your equine friend will stay happy and healthy for years to come.

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How to cope when your pet is ill

Strong emotions of shock, disbelief, sadness, fear, anger, guilt, and helplessness are normal responses to the realization that your special friend is ill.

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Helping children with pet loss

The death of a family pet is an important time for adults to help children express grief in emotionally healthy ways, free of shame or embarrassment.

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Grieving the loss of a pet

When your pet is no longer with you, either from death or other circumstances, you grieve just as you would any other significant loss in your life.

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Older animals need special attention and care

Many effects of aging are shared by people and pets. Just as we can take steps to care for ourselves and our senior family members, we can provide focused care for aging pets to help maintain their health and quality of life.

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