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Dignipets offering support during Covid19

Dignipets offering support during Covid19

The current situation is stressful for everyone, and it’s important to know that you’re not alone.  Our team is working hard to be able to carry on supporting you and your pets for the coming weeks and months.   We have put measures in place to be able...

Will I know when it is time?

Will I know when it is time?

As I sit here and watch you sleep I am thinking if you are happy with your life? You will be 18 years old in May and I wonder if you will make it until then. I know being old you will need to sleep more and that cats sleep A LOT anyway but is that enough? I’m...

Using quality of life assessments in pets

Using quality of life assessments in pets

Difficult questions As hospice vets at Dignipets we are often asked the questions; “When is it time?”. “How will I know if my pet is suffering?” .“I’m not sure whether to put my pet through any more treatment.""How do I know my pet still has sufficient quality of...

Top 10 tips for staying calm around fireworks

Top 10 tips for staying calm around fireworks

It’s very normal for pets to get distressed in different degrees when there are fireworks going off. The loud bangs and sudden flashes of light can affect many types of pets even the ones we wouldn’t necessarily expect to react. There is no iron clad way to ensure...

Osteosarcoma in dogs

Osteosarcoma in dogs

Osteosarcoma is a tumour of bone, and it is the most common bone tumour found in dogs. It is more common in large and giant breeds, such as Rottweilers, Greyhounds and Great Danes. In our practice we most often see it in Rottweilers.  Sometimes a...

When the grief comes before the loss

When the grief comes before the loss

Anticipatory Grief described by a hospice vet and pet owner Sometimes we have no time to react or even think before we lose someone we love; it can be an accident or a very sudden illness. We lose them and then we grieve. But other times...