SPIRITS in Transition Seminar Brochure

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Special-Needs Care or Hospice Certificate

We offer this downloadable form to those who have an animal receiving special needs care and/or hospice and to veterinarians who feel their clients could benefit from it. The intended use of the form is for animal caregivers to be able to address the concerns of family members, friends or neighbors if they question an animal’s care, given its appearance or condition. For example, some people are unaware that an old animal can be rather skinny even if it is still eating well. In that kind of a situation it might be helpful to show the form, explaining that the animal is under veterinary care and that what they are observing can be normal symptoms for the animal’s condition, also reassuring them that pain management gets implemented if needed.

Click here to download this form.

If the animal is in an area (e.g. pasture, yard, car) that can be viewed by others, consider also posting the form so that it is clearly visible.

Audio Recordings

Integrative Health Pet Expo, September 2009

The CD of Ella's 50 min. speech on "Caring for our Animal Companions through the End of Life" in Fitchburg, MA can be purchased here under code S8, "Hospice Care for Animals". In this presentation Ella gives an overview of current approaches to end-of-life care for animals in the United States.

Canines and Guardians July 2008

Click here to listen, or right-click and select "save as" to download.

Internet Radio Show January 2008

The Internet Radio Show Animal Talk Naturally featured Hospice for Animals: SPIRITS in Transition on January 9th, 2008. (Show #129)

For a small fee, the recording can be purchased here.

AHVMA Conference 2007

Ella gave three hours of lecture at the annual conference of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association on how we can support ourselves and other animal caretakers through the time of caring for terminally ill animals.

CD audio recordings can be purchased here. Unfortunately, due to the mic cutting out the quality of the recordings is compromised. Still, listeners found value in the content.

Additional Online Resources

Further online resources for animal hospice and animal sanctuaries are listed here.

As we frequently get asked, not just for hospice situations, you can also find links that can be helpful in locating a holistic vet in your area.

We also include links regarding closely related topics such as cancer prevention, support for senior and disabled animals and more.

These websites are provided for information purposes only – full responsibility remains with the users of these sites.