COVID-19 UPDATE

Our doctors are vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear masks for every appointment. If you would prefer, we are happy to see your pet outdoors (in a shady, safe area), in an open garage, or on a well-ventilated screen porch – weather permitting. If you are hearing impaired, please let us know. We do have clear masks available with advance notice. We want you to feel safe and comfortable.

The #1 Question Pet Owners Ask Me

The #1 Question Pet Owners Ask Me

“How Do I Know When It’s Time?” This is the question I hear from almost every pet owner I encounter in my house call end-of-life care practice. I understand – when it comes to my own pets, I struggle with this question as though I never spent 4 years in vet school and...

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Demystifying Doggie Dementia

Demystifying Doggie Dementia

Did you catch Doc B’s monthly Live Q+A session? In case you missed it, here are some highlights, but make sure to catch the replay so you don’t miss any of Doc B’s informative answers! September’s topic was: Doggie Dementia - officially called Canine Cognitive...

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The Quality of Life Question We All Should Be Asking

The Quality of Life Question We All Should Be Asking

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian In 2016, I lost my dachshund, Muggle, to Cognitive Dysfunction. This brain disease of “doggy Alzheimer’s” is one that steals not only our pets but our own peace of mind. Just like in...

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Carolina’s Story

Carolina’s Story

Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPVCertified Hospice and Palliative Care VeterinarianLow Stress Handling™ Silver Certified I first met Carolina’s Mom when I made a house call to help her say goodbye to her kitty, Cokie. I learned she worked at a local shelter, and I told her...

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5 End-of-Life Myths About Pets – BUSTED

5 End-of-Life Myths About Pets – BUSTED

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com June 3, 2018 Veterinary hospice and palliative care is my calling. That isn’t something I ever thought I would say, but there it is. I’ve devoted...

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Explaining A Pet’s Bucket List

Explaining A Pet’s Bucket List

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian We all agonize over the question: “How do I know when it’s time?”. It’s the question most frequently asked in my hospice practice. It’s the question I most frequently ask when my own...

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Friskies Roulette – When Your Cat Won’t Eat

Friskies Roulette – When Your Cat Won’t Eat

“Friskies Roulette” - that game you play with your cat (especially elderly cats with kidney disease) where they like a food once and then never want to see it again. It’s frustrating for both vets and owners. The likely culprit is nausea. If they smell or eat...

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10 Essentials of Self-Care

10 Essentials of Self-Care

No matter how much I lecture on the subject, I have trouble convincing people (myself included!) to practice good self-care. When you are a caretaker, self-care is even more important than usual. You can’t help others if you are exhausted and miserable. So, my dogs...

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Why You Should Learn To Forgive

Why You Should Learn To Forgive

Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com Whether you’re giving it, receiving it or bestowing it upon yourself, forgiveness is one of the most beautiful things in our lives. Forgiveness is a universal healer. It doesn’t really matter if the person you’re forgiving knows...

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