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Senior shelter pets are worthy pets

Senior pets are often left in shelters longer than the more youthful playmates, no matter the size, breed or species, according to co-founder, Rob Twyning. “This leaves many likely to be euthanized without a family or a home. These animals are scared and alone when their time comes.” They are not on their way […]

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Ignore the myth of ‘dog years’ when it comes to aging

It once was generally accepted that a dog ages seven years for one calendar year. “It’s not that simple,” according to Pet Loss at Home co-founder, Rob Twyning. “A dog’s first year is more like 15 years’ aging. In a year, you’ve probably noticed they behave somewhat like a human teenager because they are about […]

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Mourning: There’s no such thing as ‘just a pet’

“Your pet is a family member,” says co-owner, Rob Twyning. “Your not simply a pet owner, you’re a friend.” That friendship and companionship will be a difficult loss when your dog or cat passes. It’s important to take time to mourn that loss for your health and to honor the pet that is no […]

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Is it painful for my pet to be put to sleep?

Experts, including the founders of, are unanimous in that being put to sleep (euthanasia) doesn’t cause pain for a loved pet at the end of life. There’s no way to be certain since pets can’t document what they feel or how they experience pain. Medically, though, the process is designed to be pain free. […]


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