Goodbye to Freya

Animal Chatter  by Iris Winston I know that Freya, my 20-year-old Norwegian forest cat, is near the end of her life. She has oral cancer and the malignant tumor is invading her jaw bone and growing to the point that she is not able to close her mouth completely. Certainly, this means that her quality of life has declined, but does it...

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Just Say No to Cosmetic Procedures on Pets

Animal Chatter By Iris Winston Think about the pain you would feel to have the first joint of each of your fingers removed. Consider the discomfort associated with cosmetic procedures — even if you made the decision that the surgery would be worthwhile. Animals don’t have any say in the matter of surgery inflicted upon them. While...

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