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Saying Goodbye During the Coronavirus: A Letter From Our Veterinarian Team

We understand that this is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. And in these unprecedented and uncertain times, the reality is that our current situation makes this whole experience even more unexpected and stressful than it “typically” should be.   With Our Current Policy Changes, Consider These Thoughts: ~ This experience…

Self Care during Social Distancing

Self Care Practices for Social Distancing

Written by: I hope this message finds you safe and healthy! What a time we are living in. Many of us have never seen anything like this pandemic in our lifetime. We are working from home, schooling our children from home and social distancing from loved ones. For many people who have frontline occupations; putting…

Woman happy walking her dog.

Benefits of Walking your Dog

January is National Walk Your Pet Month. It’s not to late to celebrate with your dog and explore the benefits of this healthy activity. Your cat would likely politely decline the offer, but keep an eye on the Caring Pathways blog for at home cat enrichment ideas in the future. Walks are good for most…

The Second Annual Pet Memorial Day Event in Centennial

The Second Annual Pet Memorial Day Event

There is nothing quite like being in a space that is full of grief and love. There is something in the air that cannot be present in any other place. There is a heaviness yet a lightness. There is sadness yet laughter and love. Grief is simply the reaction we have to loving someone who…

Patriotic mixed breed Terrier dog walking on street parade with stars and stripes hat.

Fourth of July Tips for Pet Safety

The 4th of July is a wonderful time to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in the U.S.A. It’s also a day off for many people, allowing us to spend time with our loved ones including our pets. While many people have heard fireworks and pets don’t mix, there are other areas of 4th of July…

tired man and old cat working together and loving each other, real love - have faith in / trusting

Your Senior Pet’s Bucket List

When the time comes to say goodbye to our family pets, having a bucket list in mind is something that a number of people choose to do to make valuable lasting memories. A bucket list is just as individual and unique as our pets themselves. There is no one way to approach the making and…

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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.

Cat for St Patrick's Day

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…

Beautiful senior woman on a walk with her dog in sunny winter nature.

How to Help Your Senior Pet’s Mobility this Winter

Here are some helpful products that can help your mobility challenged pet be safer on slippery surfaces such as ice and snow-covered stairs: Traction booties- found in pet stores or on Amazon Harnesses and slings Folded bath towels- looped just in front of their hind legs Reusable grocery bag- with sides cut out (keeping the…

Mandi with Mabel the black cat

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…