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A Note on Dental Disease in Pets

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THE most common infectious disease in dogs and cats is periodontal disease, which is a progressive inflammatory infection of the ligament of the tooth root and gingiva. Periodontal disease causes pain, infections, and tooth loss in our pets. 80-85% of ALL pets over the age of 3 are affected. As modern...


Pet Ownership and Older Adults – Health and Social Benefits


Due to the increasing evidence of health and social benefits, medical professionals and caregivers of older adults have begun to pay attention to the importance of the bond between people and their pets. The American Heart Association has linked the ownership of pets with a reduced risk for heart disease...


Living Life to Its Fullest


Joliet Area Community Hospice Considered the model for quality compassionate care for people facing end of life, hospice provides expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to each patient’s individual needs and wishes. Hospice can improve a person’s...


VITAS’ Best Friend: Paw Pals® Know Just How to Visit a Hospice Patient


Pets often bring out an added level of joy in certain people with an emotional and physical bene?t that is invaluable. Seniors who are pet owners enjoy less isolation and loneliness, are typically more active, weigh less and visit doctors less frequently than non-owners. Pet ownership has also been...


"Pawsitive" Benefits of Pet Visits in the Elder Community.


They are renowned as faithful companions, loyal service guides, brave rescuers and stealthy navigators.  Now it seems our hairy four legged friends are adding another skill to their resumes-“Well-being Ambassadors”.  Long perceived as beneficial by caretakers in the health care field, pet visits are...


Pet Ownership and Older Adults – Health and Social Benefits


Due to the increasing evidence of health and social benefits, medical professionals and caregivers of older adults have begun to pay attention to the importance of the bond between people and their pets. The American Heart Association has linked the ownership of pets with a reduced risk for heart...


Helping People And Pets: Safe Place For Pets Animal Rescue


There are many wonderful rescues in our community, but Safe Place for Pets has a unique mission: to re-home pets of terminally ill owners. The all-volunteer rescue, founded more than 15 years ago, has helped hundreds of local pets find homes, and helped their terminally ill owners find much-needed peace...


“People Foods” Dangerous For Pets


Do You Know Which “People Foods” Are Dangerous For Pets? There are some common foods that we enjoy but should not share with our cats and dogs: Alcohol – will cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, even death Avocado – vomiting and diarrhea Chocolate/Coffee/Caffeine – vomiting,...


Why Have Pets


My Great Dane, Dragon, became ill late one night.  I needed help ... a pet ambulance!  I would have paid anything for a safe way to transport him.  Years later, my mutt, Max needed surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy to treat a cancerous condition.  I borrowed money to pay his vet bills. Why was I willing...


The Power of Therapy Dogs


There is something that happens when a dog enters a room. Strangers suddenly want to share stories, laughter and smiles fill an emptiness, and a camaraderie instantly develops amongst people who are drawn together by the dog’s presence.  As we’ve visited hospitals, I’ve seen how our therapy dogs can...

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