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Consider Adopting a Senior Shelter Pet – Senior Pets Available at the Dumb Friends League

With April 30th being “National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day”, we at Caring Pathways would like to shine a light on an often overlooked segment of the pet population that makes up possibly the highest risk group at shelters: senior pets. Please consider adopting a senior pet at the Dumb Friends League.

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St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Pet Breeds

 As we celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland on the 17th of March, it is a fitting time to celebrate all things Irish. Did you know there are dogs and cats whose roots are traced to Ireland? For some it’s clear from the name while others are a little less obvious. While this is not an…

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How to Help Your Senior Pet’s Mobility in the Winter

Are you worried about your senior dog slipping on the ice this winter and keeping him from getting the movement and enrichment that walks provide? Here are some helpful products and tips that can help your mobility challenged pet be safer on slippery surfaces such as ice and snow-covered stairs: Traction booties– found in pet…

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The Journey to Goodbye: Update from Mandi

Written by: Mandi Browning Mabel has been doing pretty good. She sleeps a bit more and it takes her longer to get comfy but she seems to be feeling well. Today is her 6 month blood work check up. These always make me anxious. I dread the day when they say that her kidney levels…

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Your Senior Pet’s Christmas Wish List

Your pet, like most loved ones, would like comfort and joy for the holidays but how do you provide for those needs? The tube of tennis balls that were once a favorite of your dog may not have the same draw they once did. The toy mice which your kitty once enjoyed playing with may…

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Final Resting Place

Over the years I have said goodbye to 14 pets I have loved and lost. Each and every time I had cremains returned to me without a plan for where the cremains would eventually be placed. While cremation and disposition of the cremains is a highly personal decision, I knew I wanted cremains returned even…

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National Pet Memorial Day at Seven Stones Cemetery

September 9th is National Pet Memorial Day. This year, Caring Pathways, Seven Stones Botanical Garden Cemetery and Mary Jo Honiotes partnered to provide a memorial event for people to celebrate and remember their animal companions. People came together to meet, support and walk with each other in their grief journeys on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. They shared…

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The Journey to Goodbye: Vlog with Mandi and Mabel

Vlog Question Outline: 0:11- Introduction to Mabel 0:35- What is Mabel’s Personality Like? 1:20- What does Mabel mean to You? 2:08- When was Mabel Diagnosed? 3:07- How has Hospice Care helped Mabel’s Journey? 3:42- How is Mabel feeling Today? 4:56- What is the Importance of Hospice Care? 6:28- What Resources are there for My Pet’s…

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The Journey to Goodbye: Part 6

Written by: Mandi Browning Mabel is doing well! She has seemed to gain some of her weight back and is eating and drinking all right. She still has moments where she seems confused; crying out until one of us comes to her. We are going to be gone on vacation for a week and I…

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The Journey to Goodbye: Part 5

Written by: Mandi Browning Today is Mabel’s 16th birthday and also the anniversary of the death of her brother, Goku. It is a strange day for us and we celebrate one of our babies and grieve the other. Mabel is doing pretty well. Her appetite hasn’t been too good but she seems to have good…

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