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Consultation Recommendation

Based on the answers you provided on the Pathway to Care Assessment, we would recommend our TeleAdvice or In-Home Consultation services. Below, you will find our recommended next steps to consider at this time as well as other helpful resources. Please contact our compassionate client relations team if you have any questions or need further discussion on our services: (720) 287-2553.

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Next Steps to Consider

Our purpose for providing these consultation services is to walk hand-in-hand with you and your pet on this difficult journey. The services recommended are designed to help the Caring Pathways team guide you in determining whether:

Monitor Pets Condition

TeleAdvice Appointment Service Recommendation

In a TeleAdvice Appointment, our knowledgeable veterinarians facilitate in-depth conversations using video conferencing to help you better understand the quality of your pet’s life. This will allow you to discuss potential options for comfort and end-of-life care for your companion. Click the button below to schedule a TeleAdvice Appointment.

Please complete the detailed intake form below to schedule a TeleAdvice Appointment. Your request will be reviewed by a veterinarian who will follow up with email instructions, scheduling options, and a web link to join the video conference within 1-2 days.

Please check your email daily after submitting your request as this will be our initial follow up in communication, thank you.

Note: You can participate using an Internet-connected smart phone, tablet, or computer, a webcam and microphone are required to engage with the video conference.

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In-Home Consultation Recommendation

Our In-Home Medical Consultation allows our veterinarian the opportunity to observe your pet in his or her home environment. This will provide insight into your pet’s pain or discomfort levels, and challenges with daily activities. We will inquire about care and limitations as owner schedules and time constraints may complicate in-home palliative and hospice care plans. Click the button below to schedule an In-Home Consultation Appointment.

TeleAdvice Service Recommendation

Caring for Your Senior Cat

Do you have a beloved feline friend who is entering their senior years? At Caring Pathways, it is our goal to help you take steps to make the final chapter of your cat's life as comfortable and memorable as possible. In this article, we will discuss healthcare,...

How to Approach the End-of-Life Decision for Your Pet After A Cancer Diagnosis

Pet cancer visited our home for the first time the summer between my second and third years of vet school. Tuna, my beloved 5-year-old cat, was diagnosed with high grade, B cell intestinal lymphoma. As a veterinary student, I knew it was “the bad one.” We were swiftly...

Pet Cancer Awareness Month: A Veterinarian’s Story with Their Beloved Pet

Pet cancer visited our home for the first time the summer between my second and third years of vet school. My husband and I had just gotten back from dinner and our 5-year-old cat, Tuna, who normally greeted us at the door, was nowhere to be seen. We checked her usual...

In-Home Pet Euthanasia: What To Expect

February is a time often associated with the emotion of love, but did you know also happens to be National Heart and Dental Health month? What better time to share an article to help support families who love a senior or ill pet and what to monitor for with regards to...

Recommended Walking Trails for Senior Dogs in Northern Colorado

Do you have a senior dog at home who loves fresh air and sunshine? Even as dogs age, it is still beneficial for them to get out for walks. Controlled exercise (leash walks) tailored to the ability and needs of your dog are a great way to provide enrichment. Providing...

The Journey to Goodbye: Saying Goodbye to Mabel

Well this is not the story I was ready to tell. Mabel has been slowing down for quite some time. If you have been following along for this blog series, I have been documenting moments of Mabel's end of life journey. To hear the background of Mabel's journey, click...

Early Care and Planning for your Aging Pet

As an end-of-life mobile veterinarian who is also of a certain age (forty one...derful to be precise,) I can tell you that I'm definitely beginning to appreciate wear and tear on my body. I need to take my vitamin I (ibuprofen) more frequently for aches and pains and...

Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Heart Disease in Dogs What are some of the common heart diseases in dogs? Mitral valve disease- This is when the mitral valve becomes thickened and cannot close correctly. This causes an improper flow of the blood through the heart, making the heart work harder and...

Last Moments: Capturing the Final Goodbye with Our Beloved Pets

From Ross Taylor, "I'm an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, and have been a photojournalist for more than 20 years. My website is: www.rosstaylor.net and Instagram is: @rosstaylorphoto.  "Last Moments," is a photo essay that explores the...

Holiday Craft Keepsakes for Pets

As a gentle reminder, particularly if attempting a DIY paw print, remember that many pets are sensitive about their paws and may be wary if you're asking them to dip their paws in paint, salt dough or other medium. Be sure to give lots of treats, take breaks, or forgo...

Anticipatory Grief Support

Anticipatory grief is experienced when faced with a terminal diagnosis of an animal companion. It can also occur with being the caregiver of an elderly/ ill animal companion. This grief can begin long before the companion has died. We begin to grieve the thoughts of our companion no longer being here, all of the things we do with our companion, all of the things the companion can no longer do and how our lives will change without them. Click the button below for our grief support resources.

Caring Pathways Calendar

Below is a printable Caring Pathways calendar for you to write down and track your pet’s conditions. Staying updated with this calendar can help you track if your pet is experiencing more good days than bad days or if their condition changes over time. Additionally, it is a good place to schedule your next Caring Pathways Services Assessment, plan bucket list activities and to keep other notes.

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