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Helpful Articles for Your Pet’s End-of-Life Journey

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Assessing your pet’s quality of life

Assessing your pet’s quality of life

Facing the end of your pet’s life is challenging at best, but more likely, heartbreaking. It feels impossible to separate your desire to not allow them to suffer with your own grief of losing them.  You know that you do not want them to be in pain but also cannot...

A Helpful Guide to Compassionate Veterinary Telehealth Services

A Helpful Guide to Compassionate Veterinary Telehealth Services

For pet parents, our beloved companions are cherished members of our families, offering unwavering love and friendship. However, as pets age, they may encounter health challenges, which can be emotionally and logistically overwhelming. Fortunately, advancements in...

A Compassionate Journey for Colorado’s Devoted Dog Owners

A Compassionate Journey for Colorado’s Devoted Dog Owners

In the picturesque landscapes of Colorado, the bond between humans and their pets is profound. Caring Pathways in Colorado serves as a beacon of compassion as pets near the end of their life. Written by Dr. Chelsea McGivney, Caring Pathways General ManagerColorado's...

Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats

Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats

Puddles of Pee, Roast Chicken and Pound Cake: My First Experience with Chronic Kidney Disease.Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is something we most often associate with elderly cats, but it can affect dogs too, and sometimes in a younger pet. It is a progressive,...

Common Misconceptions about Hospice and Palliative Care for Pets 

Common Misconceptions about Hospice and Palliative Care for Pets 

Our beloved pets are important parts of our families. Witnessing our pets age, or having to face a terminal illness can be one of the most challenging aspects of being pet owners. In such situations, hospice and palliative care can provide comfort, support, and peace...

Is a natural death or euthanasia better for your pet?

Is a natural death or euthanasia better for your pet?

As a home hospice and euthanasia veterinarian, something I frequently hear from grieving pet parents is, “I was hoping she’d just die peacefully in her sleep”. We all hope for that. I think that’s the way any of us - dog, cat, human, or otherwise - would like to go,...

Navigating Pet Care’s Impact on Your Quality of Life

Navigating Pet Care’s Impact on Your Quality of Life

Written by Dr. Gina Singleton, Caring Pathways Veterinarian in Fort Collins, COIn this article, we'll explore the importance of considering your own quality of life when making end-of-life care decisions for your pet. At Caring Pathways, we understand the profound...

What to Expect with In-Home End-of-Life Veterinary Care

What to Expect with In-Home End-of-Life Veterinary Care

Being the caregiver of a geriatric pet, or one who has received a life-limiting diagnosis can be difficult and scary. Challenges associated with caring for your special family member, adapting schedules to meet their needs, and fear of the unknown can all lead to...

Senior Cat Gift Ideas for 2023

Senior Cat Gift Ideas for 2023

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to celebrate our beloved senior cats with thoughtful and comforting gifts. Aging cats deserve extra love and care, and choosing the right gifts can make a world of difference in their comfort and happiness. We’ve compiled a...

Senior Dog Gift Ideas for 2023

Senior Dog Gift Ideas for 2023

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to celebrate our beloved senior dogs with thoughtful and comforting gifts. Aging pups deserve extra love and care, and choosing the right gifts can make a world of difference in their comfort and happiness. We’ve compiled a...

When to Euthanize a Pet: Understanding the Right Time

When to Euthanize a Pet: Understanding the Right Time

The decision to schedule a beloved pet's peaceful transition involves a myriad of considerations, primarily centered around their quality of life. While evaluating quality of life warrants its own discussion, this article aims to explore additional factors pivotal in...

Adopting a Senior Pet – Thoughts and Considerations

Adopting a Senior Pet – Thoughts and Considerations

Adopting a pet is a life-changing decision, offering numerous joys and challenges. While puppies and kittens often steal the spotlight in adoption centers, senior pets–those typically classified as seven years or older–offer a unique set of benefits and considerations...

Why is Losing a Pet so Painful?

Why is Losing a Pet so Painful?

Navigating the Inevitable: Reflecting on the Unspoken Truth of Pet OwnershipWe all know that someday, the beloved animals we welcome into our families will leave us. While this inevitability may not be at the forefront of our minds, it becomes painfully apparent as we...

Preparing for Fall with Older Pets

Preparing for Fall with Older Pets

Autumn has returned, and with it, the perfect opportunity to assess how your pet's needs have evolved since last fall. Depending on your pet's size and breed, they have aged between 4 and 8 years since the previous autumn. It's astonishing how this passage of time can...

How Often Should I Take My Senior Pet to the Veterinarian?

How Often Should I Take My Senior Pet to the Veterinarian?

I love seniors. Dogs, cats, ferrets, humans... love ‘em. While they are not all like this, they often give me a sense of calm wisdom when I am around them. Dogs are especially emotive in this way. Of course, I love puppies and kittens too, but I find that our senior...

Making Peaceful Goodbyes: The Benefits of In-Home Pet Euthanasia

Making Peaceful Goodbyes: The Benefits of In-Home Pet Euthanasia

Your older dog has been your buddy for a long time. Maybe since they were a pup or perhaps you were lucky enough to find your friend later in their life. You have been able to tell when they were ready for dinner or for their walk. You know when they are tired,...

Summer Pet Care Tips: Keeping Your Furry Friends Safe and Cool

Summer Pet Care Tips: Keeping Your Furry Friends Safe and Cool

As the summer season arrives, it's time to make the most of the longer and brighter evenings with our beloved pets. At Caring Pathways, we understand the importance of exercising our furry friends safely during this time of year. Regular exercise not only contributes...

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