End of Life

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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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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