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Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice
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Because pets are family & there is no place like home.
Because pets are family & there is no place like home.

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"If we start talking about hospice sooner or the things we can do to help manage these geriatric pets, we’re going to have much better success supporting that pet and that family toward the end. That way, when the time does come, the client is going to be well educated and well prepared."

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Many of these excellent tips apply to our senior dogs and cats as well! Engaging your aging pet's brain by teaching them new tricks, utilizing cognitive toys, and taking them on new adventures all help their neuroplasticity and resilience to cognitive dysfunction.

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"Although we can’t slow the aging process, we can do a lot to help our aging canines navigate the golden years."

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Arthritis pain affects so many older dogs and cats. Learn about the many different ways of treating arthritis pain and keeping our older pets moving better, longer!

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Doggy dementia? Kitty alzheimer's? Families jokingly describe their pets this way all. the. time. without realizing the signs of cognitive dysfunction are a very real concern. We can help your senior friends through their "senior moments" if you let us! http://ow.ly/hn2g30azIrh

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Are any of you making a bone broth for yourself? See how an easier alternative, Marrow Soup, can benefit your pet- especially those with tendon and ligament concerns!

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Did any of our Norfolk clients see this great article in Ghent Living? Thanks Paige for sharing your experience saying goodbye to sweet Roux. Hopefully telling her story helps other families facing the same difficult goodbye.
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We have some exciting news to share! Dr. Carmack is working on wrapping up her Food Therapy Certification from the Chi Institute. We will be announcing our new food therapy consultation services in the near future- stay tuned for more details!
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Acupuncture treatment is beneficial for many conditions in our pets, but one of the most common is Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) or a "slipped disc." Learn more about the disease condition and how acupuncture can help on our blog!

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We often use Chinese herbal medications in addition Western medications in our practice. Chinese herbs are very safe to use, can often provide many benefits to our patients, and the only downside to using them is convincing some pets to eat them. We've come up with this herbal cupcake recipe to make medication time fun for your dog!
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