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Being Prepared – A Pet Caretaker’s First Aid Kit

In my earlier post, Cat Health Procedures You Should Know How to Do, I listed a number of pet caretaking skills that can make the difference between full or partial recovery from an illness or injury, or, in some cases, … Continue reading

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“Natural Death” in Pets – A Painful Myth

In nearly six decades of sharing my life and home with non-human animals, I have yet to experience the passing of a pet who simply went to sleep and never woke up. I have, of course, read of these miraculously … Continue reading

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Saving Money on Medications for Pets

Over the decades I have spent vast amounts of money on medications for my animals. As anyone who has ever had an ill pet knows, medications for pets can be very costly. This can be especially true when meds are … Continue reading

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Veterinary Realities and Pet Owner Responsibilities

My sister spent two years waiting for her cat to die. Her veterinarian had taken a needle aspirate of what he considered to be a suspicious enlargement and diagnosed mammary cancer based on his interpretation of his analysis. He gave … Continue reading

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Respecting One’s Elders

Over the decades, I have watched many of my beloveds become elderly. Of course, when I was young and vital, much of what it meant to live in an aging body was beyond my understanding and empathy. Although my love … Continue reading

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Switching gears (My life as Cat Mommy-Nurse)

I’m switching gears for a few days to start the cat health section of this blog. To begin, allow me to introduce a major sub-set of what makes me, me. I am Mommy-Nurse. My kids have four legs and an … Continue reading

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