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Posts by Transitions Vet

The Last Battle

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in News | 0 comments

The Last Battle

The Last Battle If it should be that I grow frail and weak And pain should keep me from my sleep, Then will you do what must be done, For this — the last battle — can’t be won. You will be sad I understand, But don’t let grief then stay your hand, For on this day, more than the rest, Your love and friendship must stand the test. We have had so many happy years, You wouldn’t want me to suffer so. When the time comes, please, let me go. Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend, Only, stay with me till the end And hold me firm and speak to me Until my eyes no longer...

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Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in News | 0 comments

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Children and Pet Euthanasia

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Choosing to euthanize a cherished companion animal is difficult enough for adults who are faced with such a horrible decision. What’s even harder for many parents is finding a way to help their children understand and accept the fact that the time has come to help the pet to die. Trying to overprotect their children from grief, parents may make the mistake of overlooking, minimizing or avoiding altogether the pain caused by the death of a family pet. Sadly, in so doing they will have missed a valuable opportunity to teach their children a very powerful lesson in coping with the painful...

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Mickey

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Memorials | 0 comments

Mickey

Mickey gave us almost 16 years of unconditional love. We often think of him crossing the Rainbow Bridge and chasing squirrels. He will always be in our hearts. David, Patti Erik, Annie & Daniel

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A veterinarian’s view of euthanasia

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in News | 0 comments

“At the End of Life” is a collection of essays written by healthcare professionals, and family members about the decisions made for the dying. Reading this book recently I realized that there are many corollaries that can be drawn between the care we provide our patients, and the discussions we have with their owners, and the decisions faced by the families of the dying. Highlighted in all of the essays is the difficulty in finding a balance between what can and should be done. As veterinarians we are in the unique position to offer euthanasia as a humane and reasonable option for our dying...

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