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Quality Of Life

Resources for judging pain and quality of life:

Quality of life checklist:

Dog arthritis checklist:

Cat arthritis checklist:

Cat pain scale:

Grief Support

We know saying goodbye to a loved one does not end with the loved one's passing.  It takes time for a heart to start to heal.  We have put together a collection of materials that may help you through this difficult process.  Please contact us for additional support.



Inspirational Quotes:

  • A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. - Josh Billings

  • Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened. - Anatole France

  • Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. - George Eliot

  • Dogs are our link to paradise.  They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. - Milan Kundera

  • Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. - Roger Caras

  • The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude. - Robert Brault

  • When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. - Khalil Gibran

  • Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines  down upon us to let us known they are happy. - Author Unknown

  • Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. - The Wonder Years

  • No one ever really dies as long as they took the time to leave us with fond memories. - Chris Sorensen

  • The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something  which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. - Arthur Schopenhauer

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