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To Insure or Not to Insure – Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?

Reprinted with permission from Our Companion News, Winter 2010. With millions of Americans counted among the medically uninsured and with many others having difficulty paying medical insurance premiums, some might wonder why pet owners would consider buying health insurance for their pet. If statistics are …

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Quality of Life Scale

As we grapple with the difficult decision to let a dog go, we need all the guidance we can get. The table below was developed by Dr. Alice Villalobos. It scores the condition of the dog in seven areas. Score each criteria on a scale …

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Helping Your Children When Their Dog is Terminally Ill

Veterinary medicine these days helps us keep our dogs alive and fit for many long happy years. But the dark lining of this silver cloud is the early diagnosis of terminal illness – leaving us weeks, even months, with the distressing knowledge that our little …

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Estate planning should include a "Pet Provision"

Reprinted with permission And to Fluffy, I bequeath… In 1968, Eleanor Ritchley, Quaker State Oil heiress, left $4.2 million to Auburn University for the care of her 150 dogs In 1996, Sydney Altman of California, left $1 million to his Cocker Spaniel, “Samantha” “Blackie”, the …

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Why animals don’t live as long as humans do

Submitted by Lisa Marie Wilkins Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old blue heeler named Belker. The dog’s owners – Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their littleboy, Shane – were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a …

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In the End – Remembering our Kerries

Collected from KB-L during February 2008, by Anne Corke Recently the question of the week asked ?When my last dog died, I ….?. While this may seem a morbid topic, it has generated a lot of discussion from list members as to how they memorialize …

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