When working with owners of very ill pets, your greatest value may not be in the medical arena. Supporting caregivers through education, communication and these other real-world tips can make this trying time easier for owners, your staff and, of course, the pet.
Its results seem intuitive, but this study sought to scientifically measure the toll that caring for a pet with a chronic or terminal illness takes on an owner. What researchers found could alter the way your veterinary team interacts with clients in such cases.
Inappropriate urination, straining, hematuria, loss of appetite, hiding. You want to blame the bladder, but it may just be collateral damage—an innocent victim of stress and a hyperexcitable nervous system.