Category Archives: Euthanasia

The Last Trip To the Vet: What If Your Pet’s Last Breath Is on the Operating Table?

Many years ago I lost Alexander, my dear, dear cat to stomach cancer. This was before veterinary medicine had the technology that’s available today. It was also before I took as proactive an approach to my animals’ health and welfare … Continue reading

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Canine Hemangiosarcoma: Summer’s Story

Most stories about dogs with the deadly cancer hemangiosarcoma end sadly and this one does too. Just so you know. But I want to tell the story because canine hemangiosarcoma is so sneaky and can be hard to diagnose. For … Continue reading

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She’s Gone

Head’s up: frank talk of euthanasia and some raw language. Cricket died on May 31st and I am not OK with that. Elizabeth Kubler Ross’ stages of grief are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I guess “nauseated, furious rejection” … Continue reading

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