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How a Hospice Veterinarian May Have Prevented My Pet Loss Regrets

Right around the time our Old Man, Ginko, died in January 2016, I was working on an article for a veterinary trade magazine about the growing field of pet hospice. Not the easiest thing to be talking to people and writing about dying dogs when your own dog is dying.¬†Among the many things I learned about palliative and hospice care for pets, I found out about “emergency kits” many hospice veterinarians provide. Such a kit may have prevented the deep regrets I have about Lilly’s last day. Here’s how.

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Pro-Vaccine, Anti-Vaccine? Reflections After an Almost Deadly Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction

Today begins another 5-part series of posts about Lilly’s dangerous adverse vaccine reaction to a rabies vaccine earlier this year. Lilly continues to recover from meningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord). So, has all this made me anti-vaccine?

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