Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice's Blog

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

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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Memorial to Charlee

I knew from the very 1st day that Charlee was born that she was going to be so special in my life. I knew that she was here to save me from all of my bad days and I was here to heal her through hers. In the short 3 years that I was blessed to have her in my life, I...

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Full Circle Pain Management for Arthritis in Dogs & Cats

Arthritis is a very common condition in pets, but the pain arthritis can cause is often overlooked by families or misinterpreted as their pet “just slowing down” as they age. The underlying disease process is slightly different in dogs (Osteoarthritis) and...

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