Acknowledging that your pet is getting older is difficult and often talking about it is even harder. That's why I always look for opportunities to meet people face to face before they are facing a more serious situation.
So I'm excited to tell you about two events this weekend where I will have a booth and be fully engaged answering questions and talking to pet people about what veterinary hospice is and isn't, and sharing stories, tips and tricks about maintaining the quality of life of older dogs and cats. Hospice is not about prolonging a suffering pet's life, it is about making sure a pet is as comfortable as possibly as long as they are able to enjoy being a part of the family. It breaks my heart when people tell me they wish they had known about my house call practice for end of life care.
The Greenwich Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show, Obedience & Rally Trial - Rain or shine, look for the Gentle Goodbye booth at the Greenwich Kennel Club's All-Breed Dog Show, Obedience & Rally Trial on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Taylor Farm Park, Canfield Ave. & Calf Pasture Beach Blvd. East Norwalk, CT. Judging is from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, and the public is welcome, For more information, visit the The Greenwich Kennel Club web site.
New Canaan Dog Days - On Sunday, June 9th I'll be at a free family pet festival, New Canaan Dog Days in New Canaan. The event will have activities on Cherry Street from 12 pm to 3pm to benefit Norwalk’s PAWS Shelter.
Most people with older dogs and cats want to be sure they are comfortable and not suffering in the final stage of a pet’s life, but aren’t always sure about the options available and the signs that their pet might not be thriving. If you are thinking about the challenges of a senior pet, I'd love for you to stop by and say hello!
Mary Craig, DVM, MBA
Dr Craig is a mobile veterinarian with a house call practice focused on end-of-life care.