Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice's Blog

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

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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Acupuncture Benefits for Disc Disease

  What is Intervertebral Disc Disease? Your dog’s spine is made up of a number of bones called vertebrae. They extend from the base of the skull to the tip of the tail. Separating each vertebrae are flexible cushions called intervertebral discs. These discs help...

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Medicinal Mushrooms for Pets with Cancer

Studies are ongoing at the University of Pennsylvania regarding the use of the Coriolus versicolor (Yunzhi) mushroom in dog patients who are being treated for hemangiosarcoma. The initial study in 2012 showed promising results, an increase in the survival time (199...

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Tribute to Boomer

We are so grateful that Boomer was a part of our lives and our family for so many years. We learned a lot from each other – if he was a human, he would have been a man of few words but those words would have been: Trust, Love and Accept. He will always be a part of...

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