Tuesday , 27 June 2017

pet loss/grieving

Dr. Amanda Glew: Pet Insurance and Bogart’s Legacy

Pet Insurance and Bogart’s Legacy – by Dr. Amanda Glew  For many years, we have suggested that owners consider taking pet insurance.  My take on pet insurance is the following – you will likely claim on it, much more than we usually do on car or home insurance. Your animal is likely to have a major medical condition in his/her lifetime …

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Dr. Amanda Glew: Coal

Coal – by Dr. Amanda Glew  I have always had healthy dogs. I was always convinced that crosses rarely got sick, and that by adopting dogs, I would not have a problem. Well, Coal proved that theory wrong. He was dropped off at my old clinic in 2011, and what appealed to me about this young labX was that he …

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Dr. Amanda Glew: Boomer’s Contributions

Boomer’s Contributions – by Dr. Amanda Glew  When you look at a dog’s life, you think about what joy they give to you as an owner. But more often than not, if you look at the bigger picture, you realize what contribution they have made to you and others in your life. Boomer was one of those dogs who made …

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Goodbye For Now: A letter to my dog

Goodbye: A letter to my dog  – by Nat Lauzon  Dec 28th, 2014.  One year ago. It’s the day your journey as a dog ended, and your next chapter began as something else.  As everything else, I guess. If you had any idea how many times I’ve tried to write this over the months, you’d wonder why I wasted so …

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Dr. Amanda Glew: Plans for your Pet After Your Death

What are your plans for them? – by Dr. Amanda Glew One of the most frustrating thing to deal with as a vet is death. I am not talking about animals dying. Yes, that is bad, but I am talking about when the human dies. It really bothers me that we make allowances for everything in our wills – our …

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One Last Goodbye

ONE LAST GOODBYE Just off the West Island on rolling acres of beautiful lush land, over 2000 white markers stand about a foot tall above the ground.  Off the beaten path, you cannot see it from any road whatsoever. The only people allowed on the property are people filled with sadness. Max 2001, Baily 1985, Molly 1993. And on and …

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Reader Piece: My kind of hero

 We’d like to thank Suzannah J Vanson for sending along this reader piece. And for her generous and loving heart.  Our condolences.      Lillie, My Kind of Hero  Suzannah J. Vanson  It seems like we spend much time talking about heroes. Sports heroes, action heroes, movie and music idols. To me, none of them really quite passed the test.  …

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Do Dogs Go to Heaven?

Nat here!  Those of you with good radio memories may recall Bruce Myers as the morning newsman on Mix 96 Montreal back in the day.  He was there when Andre Maisonneuve and I hosted the morning show way back when. Bruce and I were fast friends – and have remained so ever since.   Bruce left radio in 2003 to …

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RIP Stanley: Condolences

Losing a pet is never easy. Even when we know they’ve lived a long and full life, it is still a difficult thing to go through. But to have them taken from us in a brutal fashion is unthinkable. Pets are our companions, our friends, our family.  Only people who have loved and lost pets can understand this particular kind …

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