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Taxi is on the road

Posted by Taxi dog on Sunday, January 23, 2011, In : Media 

Taxi dog and the Sacramento Bee have made a connection and now you can read all about it at Sac Paws, the premier pet community resource in central California.

For Paws Hospice is pleased to be a partner blog of the Bee; now we have two great cities to call home Tampa Bay and Sacramento.

Please visit the Taxi dog blog and join our community of pet families and For Paws working to keep pets and their families together.

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Standards of care in animal shelters

Posted by Taxidog on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Critter care 

December 6, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians released “Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters,” a document that the organization calls "the first comprehensive report of its kind."

Among the contributors to this two-year project are Doctors Kate Hurley and Sandra Newbury of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Hurley directs the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. Newbury works for the program as the national shelter medicine extension veterinarian, and she is ...

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Posted by Taxi d on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : Media 
Beauregard has a new friend he met in hospice, Dobby. Dobby is recovering at hospice from an injury received shortly after birth. The three month old chihuahua has lots of play in him and needed someone to work off all that energy; at 95 pounds and recently rescued from life as a chained dog the German shepherd needed a friend as well. Now they have each other and that's the best therapy we know. Taxi d

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Hospice, a safe haven for travelers

Posted by Taxi dog on Friday, October 2, 2009, In : Human-animal bond 

hos·pice (hsps) n.
A shelter or lodging for travelers, pilgrims, foundlings, or the destitute, especially one maintained by a monastic order.

2. A program that provides palliative care and attends to the emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients at an inpatient facility or at the patient's home.

[French, from Old French, from Latin hospitium, hospitality, from hospes, hospit-, host; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots.]

The term "hospice" (from the same linguistic root as ...

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I'm alive

Posted by Taxi dog on Friday, September 25, 2009, In : Taxi dog tales 

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Compassionate veterinary hospice part II "Community Chest"

Posted by Taxi dog on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, In : Human-animal bond 

In part I of this series we described the basic format and rational for veterinary hospice in this edition we’ll examine the possible roles that hospice organizations might strive to fulfill within the community.

There are basically two types of hospice, for profit business models and not for profit organizations. This simplest distinction merits some consideration because it is at this basic level that society measures its contract with any group, organization or individual.

Nonprofit sta...

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Compassionate veterinary hospice

Posted by Taxi dog on Monday, August 31, 2009, In : Critter care 

It happens to every pet owner; at some point in your relationship you have to make the decision to end a companion’s suffering. It’s never an easy decision or one that you make with any degree of surety and the questions always remain, did I do the right thing? Was it necessary now?

The compassionate act of veterinary euthanasia is wrought with angst, second guessing and self recrimination all because there is no readily available alternative. A companion animal’s quality of life is a ...

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Defining hospice and the human-animal bond

Posted by Taxi dog on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, In : Human-animal bond 


A lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)

A program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill



Hospice has had a variety of meanings to different people, in different cultures and at various moments in history. By its simplest definition hospice today means an organized medical intervention on behalf of a patient nearing the end of life.


However it seems clear that as medi...

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