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Feel Good Fridays

Feel Good Fridays

We understand that the nature of our work as an in-home end-of-life pet care practice can come with quite a bit of grief and sadness. It is a privilege for us to be able to help pet families during this difficult time and to honor a pet’s life through Pet Tributes on...

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Caring for Your Senior Cat

Caring for Your Senior Cat

Do you have a beloved feline friend who is entering their senior years? At Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice, it is our goal to help you take steps to make the final chapter of your cat's life as comfortable and memorable as possible. In this article, we will discuss...

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Monitoring Your Senior Pet’s Dental and Heart Health

Monitoring Your Senior Pet’s Dental and Heart Health

February is a time often associated with the emotion of love, but did you know it also happens to be National Heart and Dental Health month? What better time to share an article to help support families who love a senior or ill pet and what to monitor for with regards...

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The Benefits of Tui-Na for Senior Pets

The Benefits of Tui-Na for Senior Pets

Tui-na is a manual therapy that is one of the four branches of Traditional Veterinary Chinese Medicine. From a conventional medicine perspective, Tui-na can be thought of as corresponding to a combination of acupressure, conventional massage, and chiropractic...

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A Pet Loss Letter To Your Child’s Teachers

A Pet Loss Letter To Your Child’s Teachers

The loss of a beloved family pet is often the first loss that a child faces and it can affect them in profound ways. In addition to the tips that we give parents about talking to their children about grief, it can also be very helpful to alert the child's teachers and...

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National Pet Memorial Day 2021

National Pet Memorial Day 2021

National Pet Memorial Day is six weeks away! Our Pets are such an important part of the family. They bring us so much joy and good memories. Each Family’s relationship with their pet looks different. So how a family honors their pet once they have crossed the rainbow...

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Integrative Approaches for Hyperthyroidism

Integrative Approaches for Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder in cats. Thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism) in cats results from excessive production of hormones from the thyroid gland. In most cases, this is caused by a single mass or multiple masses on the thyroid gland. ...

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7 Hospice Hacks for Pet Caregivers

7 Hospice Hacks for Pet Caregivers

Caregiving for a pet during their end-of-life stage can be exhausting- physically, emotionally, and financially. We’ve put together a few of our favorite inexpensive “hacks” that will save you time and energy when caring for a geriatric or terminally ill pet. 1) Baby...

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Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation for Pets

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation for Pets

Rehabilitation is defined as the action of restoring something that has been damaged to its former condition. This can specifically mean to improve function and comfort. Some of the big tools we use to achieve this in our pets are exercise programs, medications,...

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