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Pet Pointers: Evaluating Quality of Life for Older Pets

media-2Older pets sometimes have special needs. Dr. Faith Banks of Midtown Mobile Veterinary Services in Toronto explains how to evaluate their quality of life and if it needs to be improved.

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Toronto vet offers at-home palliative care for beloved pets

media-5Veterinarian Dr. Faith Banks offers pets and their owners support and help when they are saying goodbye.

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How Do You Do What You Do?

media-4If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me this question... I’d have lots of dollars!! What amazes me most about this question, is it is often asked by the people whose home I am in, while we are sitting around their now sedated, beloved pet, as we are about to begin the euthanasia process. I feel the answer is obvious, it is right in front of them. Sleeping peacefully, sometimes even snoring. I do it for their pets, I do it for them, I do it for me.

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Saying Goodbye

I always wanted to be a veterinarian. My love for animals coupled with my interest in science meant veterinary medicine was a natural fit. It was my plan, my only plan and I didn't have a back up.

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There's no place like home

media-4 Dorothy knew it, and fluffy and Fido knew it, too - there really is no place like home. Many people comment to me that their pets dislike going to the veterinary clinic.

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Pet Euthanasia: Too soon, too late, or somewhere in between?

Many people are afraid of what they’re going to hear from their vet, and they tend to stay away. Dr. Faith Banks, DVM encourages caregivers to be open and honest about their fears, goals, wants and expectations, so they can move forward caring for their declining pet, and together with their veterinarian, can create a good death for all concerned.
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Signs Your Aging Pet Is In Pain

media-4Anyone who has a pet is going to be faced with decision-making at some point, whether they are elderly or diagnosed with a terminal illness. Having greater understanding and knowledge will help prepare people to do what’s best for their pets.
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Meaningful Goodbyes

Some great advice on how to assess your pet’s quality of life, and tells us what markers we can watch for to ensure that our pet’s geriatric phase is managed well.  After all your years together, there are ways of making the end a special and meaningful time for both the family, and the pet.

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End Stages & Quality of Life

Helpful advice on how to assess your pet’s quality of life, and discusses some of the quality of life markers we can watch for to ensure that our pet’s geriatric phase is managed well. For dogs, quality of life can be detected through noting changes in their lifestyle; with cats, more changes in behaviour. Ultimately, is your pet managing the changes happily, or more sad, depleted or withdrawn?

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You Can Love Again

Do you miss loving your dog? Do you miss being loved by your dog? Despite losing your cherished pet, you can love again.

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