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Social Distancing with Senior Pets

It is no doubt that the cancelled concerts, travel plans, and other summer adventures are a disappointment from this pandemic. There has also been quite a bit of generalized stress and anxiety in this time. However, I find myself grateful for all of the time I have to spend with my pets, especially my two…

Happy Golden Retriever dog running in Lake Roosevelt, Washington near Whiterock

Tips for Keeping Your Senior Pet Cool in the Summer Heat

On a recent camping trip to Salida, CO we decided to visit the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. It was an anxiety-filled day for me, and not simply because I was traversing a suspension bridge thousands of feet above the Arkansas river. It was 100 degrees, and I was diligently wearing my mask. But what…


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: Policy Changes Ideas…

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…

Portrait of cheerful extended family lying on front in the park

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…