Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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"Of all the calls Dr. Patty makes, the ones involving dying pets are the hardest. Yet, she maintains that those involving end of life care are often the most appreciated by clients.
There is a reverence in Dr. Patty's voice as she speaks of these difficult times. '"Making end of life choices is very hard . As the doctor and the owner, we have come to the realization that the pet's illness or condition is not going to go away and the animal is not going to recover. It's a gift we can give to our animal that we can't give each other."
When a family can say good-bye to a beloved animal in the privacy of their home, it is "just better," believes Dr. Patty even though for her, the experience is emotionally taxing. "It's about not being afraid of the end of life," she says."
Excerpt from Yellowstone Valley Women's Magazine, click here to read more.