Living With Pet Bereavement
By Dawn Murray CABC
Thank you for visiting our Website. Living with Pet Bereavement has been created to give pet carers information and guidance on every aspect of Pet Loss including -
- Largest Pet Memorial Page in the UK where pet carers can honour and pay tribute to their beloved pets.
- Pre, During and Post Euthanasia support and advice - Knowing when the time is right and what to expect.
- Forum - Where you can meet and chat to like minded people.
- Advice and information on what aftercare options are available for your pet.
- Palliative Care.
- How to help Children or the Elderly cope with Pet Bereavement or Pet Loss.
- How a surviving pet copes with the loss of their companion.
- Who to complain to if something goes wrong.
- Common diseases and illnesses effecting domestic pets.
In addition to offering pet carers basic information Living with Pet Bereavement also offer a comprehensive range of courses and seminars for those in the pet industry looking to find out more about pet bereavement, a list of our services, which you can read more about in this website, are listed below -
- Day or Half Day workshops on Pet Bereavement - specially tailored for all members of staff working in Veterinary Practice.
- Day or Half Day workshops on Pet Bereavement - specially tailored for those working in the Pet Care industry.
- Lunchtime or Evening 'short' course on Pet Bereavement
- Correspondance Course on Pet Bereavement.
Fundraising for 2012 - Ray of Hope Appeal in aid of the Royal Dick Veterinary Hospital
By Dave Melville
This year we are continuing to raise funds for the Royal Dick Veterinary School in Edinburgh. The Royal Dick Vet School was chosen due to their pioneering and highly successful work in the field of Oncology (Study of Cancer in pets). 1 in 3 dogs and 1 in 6 cats are diagnosed with cancer, statistics that will strike fear in every pet carer. the Ray of Hope Appeal has now been launched, for more information please visit The Ray of Hope Appeal website
Message from Dawn Murray
In May 2008, my own beautiful rescued Greyhound Ruby, was diagnosed with bone cancer 3 months before her 9th birthday and the most common killer in Greyhounds. Devastated, we were given a choice by our Vet, we either euthanised Ruby or had her referred to the Oncology department at Royal Dick Vet Hospital to see if there was anything they could do. Test started on Ruby the minute she arrived at the Hospital. Within two hours the Veterinary Surgeon confirmed that Ruby's cancer was confined to her hind leg. They explained that they would amputate the leg and the follow up treatment would include 4 to 6 sessions of Chemotherapy. The took the time to explain in detail the affects of the Chemotherapy on dogs and we agreed to this course of action. They also explained that should the operation and Chemotherapy go well, that Ruby could expect to live a good quality of life for up to 9 months - this may not seem long in human terms, but for an elderly dog, it's a fairly long time.
Ruby survived for over 4 years following her treatment, she had a wonderful quality of life in those 4 years which was all down to the care and attention she received at the Royal Dick Veterinary Hospital. Sadly, on the 9th on May 2012, after a short illness, Ruby lost the power to her remaining hind leg and we had to make the agonising decision to let her go. She was put to sleep with her dignity intact surrounded by her family. She will be sadly missed by many whom she has inspired. We will continue to raise funds for the Royal Dick Veterinary Hospital in Rubys name.