Pain Management for your Pets

Pain Management for your Pets

We all worry about our beloved pets being in pain. A major reason that people seek our services here at Senior Paws is for help identifying and managing their pet’s pain. Pain can affect areas of the body differently. Veterinarians can help determine whether pain is...
Preparing for Pet Loss

Preparing for Pet Loss

Part of what I do as a hospice veterinarian is to help clients prepare for the loss of their beloved pet. This is a very confusing time for many pet owners. The news that their pet has a terminal illness is often unexpected and overwhelming.  In order to cope with bad...
What is Animal Hospice?

What is Animal Hospice?

Hospice care aims to meet the physical and mental needs of a pet faced with a life-limiting illness. It begins the moment a pet has been diagnosed with a terminal condition and the family has decided not to pursue aggressive, curative therapies. Hospice exists to...
When Should I Get a New Pet?

When Should I Get a New Pet?

Lilly owned a pet boutique downtown. She took her golden retriever, Hank, to work with her every day so he could greet and socialize with her customers. After 9 years together, Hank was diagnosed with end-stage lymphoma, and Lilly made the brave decision to end his...
Pain, Suffering and Quality of Life in Companion Animals

Pain, Suffering and Quality of Life in Companion Animals

Originally written by Dr. Cornelius for September 2013 Houston PetTalk.Pete’s beloved Irish Setter, Sasha, was first diagnosed with osteoarthritis of her hips and lower spine four years ago. Despite being on medications for her condition, Pete noticed a couple of...