Do You See What I See? Animal Vision Explained

The eyes are the windows to the soul, and they are also the windshield of our lives. Vision plays such an important part of day-to-day life, it is hard to imagine life without it. Our four-legged friends depend on their eyes as well, although animal vision differs from our own. Take a moment to see through the eyes of our animal counterparts.

Animal Vision Basics

Vision works similarly in most mammals, whether human, canine, or feline. Light enters the front of the eye through the clear covering called the cornea. From there, it passes through the lens where it is focused onto the back of the eye, called the retina.

Exploring Pet Grief: Do Pets Grieve Other Pets?

Last week, we took a look at pet grief after the death of an owner. This week, we’ll cover how animals cope with loss that involves another household pet.

What do pets feel when a companion dies? Is there evidence of grief? How can you help a pet cope with such a loss?

Bonding and Animal Emotions

Although we’re still uncertain about how much animals understand the concept of death, we do know animals feel a range of emotions, including grief.

Understanding Pet Grief When an Owner Dies

Quite possibly one of the worst situations we face as pet owners is the loss of a dear pet companion. For pets, losing an owner can be every bit as devastating. This is particularly true when the animal has been in the care of the guardian for some time and the bond runs deep.

Pet grief is not something often considered. We’re used to identifying grief in humans, but recognizing how pets may experience and express grief can be elusive.


Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital’s Top 5 Blogs Of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, we have the opportunity to take a deep breath and reflect on the many events and milestones that mark the span of a year. Each day has brought its share of laughter, tears, and life-affirming lessons, and for that we have our wonderful patients and their families to thank!

Speaking of lessons, we do our best to impart useful, relevant, and interesting pet care information via our weekly blog. We are thrilled that so many of you are reading our blog and we are committed to another great year. Please enjoy our review of the top 5 blogs of 2016!