Posts made in February, 2016

Euthanasia: Knowing When to Say When

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I get this question more often than you might think…When do you say goodbye to the little furry friend you’ve loved for years? The decision is never easy, whether the circumstances that lead to that question occur suddenly, or you’ve known it’s been coming for months. It is a highly personal decision, one that must consider not only the pet’s comfort and quality of life, but also what you, the owner, are able and willing to afford and endure.   Taking care of an elderly pet can become hard work. That pet may start losing their house training, either due to mental confusion or a medical...

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February Pet of the Month

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Our Blog, Pet of the Month | 0 comments

When our hospital first met Walden in late September, it was clear the sweet boy was in some substantial discomfort. He was actively vocalizing his feelings about the situation, and his owner reported to us that he had been more lethargic than normal and his bathroom habits seemed a little “off” the past couple of days. As Dr. Sappington, along with our staff, began the initial examination, the diagnosis was clear: Walden had a urinary blockage.   Urinary blockages in cats most often occur in males from 1-10 years of age. A male cat’s urethra is longer than a female’s, and narrows as it...

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