Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice's Blog

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

A Memorial to Bugz

Bugz Bugz was born in 1997 and lived to be an incredible 20-years-old. Bugz was with me on my first day of kindergarten, and continued to be there through every other major milestone of my life – graduation, heartbreak, illness…Our bond has always...

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Home Cooked Pet Food

Why do we recommend home-cooking your pet’s food? We recommend home-cooking for your pet for the same reason healthy food is recommended for people. Fresh, real food from reputable sources is the best way to give our pets the nutrients their bodies need. Freshly...

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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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