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Early Care and Planning Recommendation

Based on the answers you provided on the Pathway to Care Assessment, we would recommend that you continue to monitor your pet’s conditions, utilize the early care and planning resources provided below, and consider scheduling a TeleAdvice appointment with one of our professional veterinarians to discuss service options moving forward.

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Please note: If you have not already, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with your current veterinarian for an exam or diagnostic testing if you are in need of further evaluation of your pet’s current conditions.

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Continue to Monitor Your Pets Condition

We appreciate you taking the time to monitor your pet’s condition and our team is ready to help you as you start this journey. You are already taking important steps in the early care and planning for your aging or sick pet. Below are helpful articles written by our veterinarians with tips and suggestions for your aging or senior pet.

Early Care and Planning
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Your Senior Pet’s Bucket List

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Tips for Keeping Your Senior
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TeleAdvice Appointment Service Recommendation

If you have marked one or multiple of the assessment boxes and would appreciate additional guidance, we encourage you to schedule a TeleAdvice Appointment with with one of our professional veterinarians. In a TeleAdvice Appointment, our knowledgeable veterinarians facilitate in-depth conversations using video conferencing to help you better understand the quality of your pet’s life. They will also explain potential options for comfort and end-of-life care for your companion. Click the button below to schedule a TeleAdvice Appointment. 

Please complete the detailed intake form below to schedule a TeleAdvice Appointment. Your request will be reviewed by a veterinarian who will follow up with email instructions, scheduling options, and a web link to join the video conference within 1-2 days.

Please check your email daily after submitting your request as this will be our initial follow up in communication, thank you.

Note: You can participate using an Internet-connected smart phone, tablet, or computer, a webcam and microphone are required to engage with the video conference.

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Creating a Bucket List for Your Beloved Pet

Bucket lists can be a powerful tool to celebrate a beloved pet and create positive memories during what can otherwise be a sad and anxious time. It can also provide a sense of control and help families feel that while it’s not possible to cure their pet’s disease or...

Navigating Pet Care’s Impact on Your Quality of Life

Written by Dr. Gina Singleton, Caring Pathways Veterinarian in Fort Collins, COIn this article, we'll explore the importance of considering your own quality of life when making end-of-life care decisions for your pet. At Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice, we understand...

What to Expect with In-Home End-of-Life Veterinary Care

Being the caregiver of a geriatric pet, or one who has received a life-limiting diagnosis can be difficult and scary. Challenges associated with caring for your special family member, adapting schedules to meet their needs, and fear of the unknown can all lead to...

New Year’s Resolutions and Your Pet: Starting the Year on the Right Paw

As New Year's Day approaches, our thoughts turn to making the upcoming year even better than the last. While our pets are perfect just as they are, here are some ideas to ensure they start the new year with their best paw forward.ID CheckTake a moment to check your...

Senior Cat Gift Ideas for 2023

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to celebrate our beloved senior cats with thoughtful and comforting gifts. Aging cats deserve extra love and care, and choosing the right gifts can make a world of difference in their comfort and happiness. We’ve compiled a...

Senior Dog Gift Ideas for 2023

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to celebrate our beloved senior dogs with thoughtful and comforting gifts. Aging pups deserve extra love and care, and choosing the right gifts can make a world of difference in their comfort and happiness. We’ve compiled a...

Adopting a Senior Pet – Thoughts and Considerations

Adopting a pet is a life-changing decision, offering numerous joys and challenges. While puppies and kittens often steal the spotlight in adoption centers, senior pets–those typically classified as seven years or older–offer a unique set of benefits and considerations...

Preparing for Fall with Older Pets

Autumn has returned, and with it, the perfect opportunity to assess how your pet's needs have evolved since last fall. Depending on your pet's size and breed, they have aged between 4 and 8 years since the previous autumn. It's astonishing how this passage of time can...

How Often Should I Take My Senior Pet to the Veterinarian?

I love seniors. Dogs, cats, ferrets, humans... love ‘em. While they are not all like this, they often give me a sense of calm wisdom when I am around them. Dogs are especially emotive in this way. Of course, I love puppies and kittens too, but I find that our senior...

Sending Your Kid to College with a Senior Pet: Easing the Transition

Going back to school can bring significant changes for our pets when the kids in the home head off to college. Discover ways to ease this transition for everyone involved.Before Your Scholar Leaves for CollegeBefore your scholar heads off to college, have an open...

Anticipatory Grief Support

Anticipatory grief is experienced when faced with a terminal diagnosis of an animal companion. It can also occur with being the caregiver of an elderly/ ill animal companion. This grief can begin long before the companion has died. We begin to grieve the thoughts of our companion no longer being here, all of the things we do with our companion, all of the things the companion can no longer do and how our lives will change without them. Click the button below for our grief support resources.

Caring Pathways Calendar

Below is a printable Caring Pathways calendar for you to write down and track your pet’s conditions. Staying updated with this calendar can help you track if your pet is experiencing more good days than bad days or if their condition changes over time. Additionally, it is a good place to schedule your next Caring Pathways Services Assessment, plan bucket list activities and to keep other notes.

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