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‘Pet parent’, ‘it’: Words reflect changes, and your words matter

Is an animal kept in the home an “it” or a “fur child”? Are we “guardians,” “owners” or “parents”? ” How you answer may depend on your gender, your age and your opinion of the proper place of a “pet” — itself a word most people use, others hate but … Continue reading ‘Pet parent’, ‘it’: Words reflect changes, and your words matter

Critical veterinary medication law passes Senate, faces action in House

News items of relevance to our profession … The New York Times recently had an article on home hospice care for pets. While veterinarians have been providing at-home euthanasia services and palliative care for years, providing these services as part of a specialty mobile practice is indeed a relatively new … Continue reading Critical veterinary medication law passes Senate, faces action in House