Last week I went to the 90th Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The products and treatments for disabled animals are light-years ahead of the ones that were around when Sophie was sick. I can’t wait to share them with you in a post later this week. I also had the opportunity to interview the founders of a brand-new service that would have enhanced Sophie’s quality of life.
It’s called MVS Pet Care and it is the first franchise veterinarian house call service in the US.
It would have been so convenient to make a simple phone call and have a veterinarian come to our home. Sophie weighed 50lbs. and was paralyzed from her waist to her hind legs. It was hard for me to hoist her in and out of my SUV. I had to support the full weight of her body in my arms as I lifted her high enough for the back of the SUV. There were many times I had to cancel a veterinary appointment because I didn’t have the strength. [Read more…]