Early Care and Planning Recommendation

Based on the answers you provided on the Caring Pathways Services Assessment, we would recommend that you continue to monitor your pet's conditions, utilize the early care and planning resources provided below, and consider scheduling a TeleAdvice appointment with one of our professional veterinarians.

Please note: If you have not already, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with your current veterinarian for an exam or diagnostic testing if you are in need of further evaluation of your pet's current conditions.

 

Continue to Monitor Your Pet's Condition

We appreciate you taking the time to monitor your pet's condition and our team is ready to help you as you start this journey. You are already taking important steps in the early care and planning for your aging or sick pet. Below are two helpful articles written by our veterinarians with tips and suggestions for your aging or senior pet.

Cat massage technique. Guide. The cat gets a massage

Early Care and Planning for your Aging Pet

As an end-of-life mobile veterinarian who is also of a certain age (forty one…derful to be precise,) I can tell you that I’m definitely beginning to appreciate wear and tear on my body. I need to take my vitamin I (ibuprofen) more frequently for aches and pains and stretch regularly. Often massages are necessary so that…

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Tips for Keeping Your Senior Pets Healthy and Happy

Did you know that November is National Senior Pet Month? It is also Pet Cancer Awareness month. With this in mind, here are some tips for keeping your senior pets healthy and happy. Tip #1: Be proactive in your senior pet’s health In our senior pets, the “wait and see” approach is generally not recommended.…

TeleAdvice Appointment Service Recommendation

If you have marked one or multiple of the assessment boxes and would appreciate additional guidance, we encourage you to schedule a TeleAdvice Appointment with with one of our professional veterinarians. In a TeleAdvice Appointment, our knowledgeable veterinarians facilitate in-depth conversations using video conferencing to help you better understand the quality of your pet’s life. They will also explain potential options for comfort and end-of-life care for your companion. Click the button below to schedule a TeleAdvice Appointment. 

Early Care and Planning Resources

Caring Pathways Calendar

Below is a printable Caring Pathways calendar for you to write down and track your pet's conditions. Staying updated with this calendar can help you track if your pet is experiencing more good days than bad days or if their condition changes over time. Additionally, it is a good place to schedule your next Caring Pathways Services Assessment, plan bucket list activities and to keep other notes.

Blog Resources

Please explore our early care and planning resources below to help you begin this journey with your pet.

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

Tips for Keeping Your Senior Pet Cool in the Summer Heat

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

Anticipatory Grief Support

Anticipatory grief is experienced when faced with a terminal diagnosis of an animal companion. It can also occur with being the caregiver of an elderly/ ill animal companion. This grief can begin long before the companion has died. We begin to grieve the thoughts of our companion no longer being here, all of the things we do with our companion, all of the things the companion can no longer do and how our lives will change without them. Click the button below for our grief support resources.