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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Strong emotions of shock, disbelief, sadness, fear, anger, guilt, and helplessness are normal responses to the realization that your special friend is ill.
You know your pet the best, and are the expert regarding the quality of its life.
Although Colorado has a climate that doesn’t encourage pet parasites as much as climates in the South, it’s still critical to protect your cat and dog from parasites.
Imagine how your teeth would look and feel if you didn’t brush them for years – or even for just a couple of weeks. Your pet’s teeth are no different.
Most cats can be trained at any age to use a litter box. Choosing the type of box and litter is very important.
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.
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.
Historically, wild animals have been known to express grief by letting out a yelp, wandering aimlessly, and eventually reorganizing their pack.