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Features February 2014 Issue

Gentle Into That Good Night

Now dogs have a way to spend their final days resting in the familiar, comforting surroundings of home.

Gentle Into That Good Night

For some people, hospice care for their dog provides peace of mind — and comfort for their pet — when options for curing an illness have run out.

Your dog’s heart disease has progressed to the point that there are no more medicines to try, no higher dosages to give, no more procedures to perform. Or her liver failure has reached a tipping point; the toxins are building up faster in her body than they can be cleared. Or her dementia has crossed a certain line — she interacts with you much less frequently and now spends a lot of her time…

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