Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice's Blog

Useful information about veterinary hospice, acupuncture, in-home euthanasia, and pet loss.

Memorial to Annie

RIP dear Annie.  We were so lucky to adopt you from Rainbow Animal Rescue when you were a young “wild and crazy” rescue pup and you quickly became an integral member of our family.   You were such an amazing, adorable, sweet, and devoted companion —...

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Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets

Cognitive dysfunction is a syndrome of brain changes which affect dogs and cats “of a certain age”. It can be a very challenging disease to treat because often cognitive dysfunction does not shorten a pet’s life expectancy, but it can significantly...

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Healing Soup for Pets

  Soups have long been used for their nourishing properties. Just think back to your childhood when you were sick, was there anything better than a hot bowl of soup to make you feel better? This tradition has extended down through cultures and time because it...

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Herbal Cupcakes for Dogs

  Chinese herbal medication can be used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions in dogs and cats. These medications are concentrated formations of plant material that have been shown through the centuries to benefit certain conditions. Chinese herbs are...

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Yunnan Baiyao for bleeding disorders

What is Yunnan Baiyao? Yunnan Baiyao (also known as Yunnan Paiyao, Yun Nan Bai Yao) is a Chinese herbal medication that originated in the Yunnan province of China. “Bai” means white and “Yao” means medicine. This “white medicine”...

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A Memorial to Norfolk K9 Tiko

Norfolk K9 Tiko 2003 – 2/20/2017 By Handler, Shawn Jacobs It is with great sadness that my retired Norfolk K9 dog “Tiko” has passed away. Tiko had been a part of my life for 11 years. In 2005, my first few weeks in the Norfolk K9 Department had me wondering what...

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