Posts by Kathleen Cooney

The Power of Pre-Planning

If you ask me what my super power would be, without hesitation I’ll tell you Time Travel.  The ability to go back in time and alter future events is enticing. Alas no luck with that yet. With regards to euthanasia of companion animals, I like to remind professionals there are no ‘do-overs’. Getting it right…

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What’s Behind a Good Pet Euthanasia?

Have you ever thought about how much really goes into a euthanasia appointment?  If you really start to explore all the components that go into a good death experience, it’s no wonder euthanasia appointments are being scheduled for longer and longer time slots in the day’s calendar.  There is a lot that goes into making…

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The Growing Trend of Intraorgan Injections for Pet Euthanasia

By Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV Founder, Director of Education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy As a newly minted mobile veterinarian, my first home euthanasia experience was anything but perfect.  A sweet old Golden Retriever named Sage was about to teach me the importance of options. Intravenous injection of a euthanasia solution is…

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What is a Fear Free Euthanasia?

By Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV Founder, Director of Education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy The Fear Free movement is alive and well thanks to the Fear Free Pet initiative, led my Dr. Marty Becker. The goal of the Fear Free program, within every veterinary appointment, is to reduce Fear, Anxiety, and Stress,…

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