Categories for Palliative Care

When Animal Diseases Mimic Human and Vice Versa

August 29, 2016

Many conditions that we see in our pets also affect humans. The “One Health Initiative” is a movement which links veterinarians and physicians in the study of the connection between human diseases, animal diseases and the environment. It is an extraordinary undertaking to see what we can learn from our pets in understanding the cause of disease, how it manifests itself and how that can bring about change in human medicine. Consider the following. Some of you may remember the posts regarding the pilot study that we undertook in attempting to treat chronic and debilitating kidney disease with light... View Article

When It’s Time to Say Goodbye, Celebrate your Pet’s Life

January 28, 2016

We had to say goodbye to a very dear friend this past week. Our ten year old Irish Setter, Red, decided it was time to move on to his next spiritual journey after a three month fight with T-cell lymphoma. It was sad, to say the least, but as the days have passed the positive floods forward. It is not just recalling when he was a puppy or his hijinks during his middle years but rather the memories of these last couple of months which we turned into a celebration of his life. Though he was on several medications until... View Article

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