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"Making Decisions" Resource Guide
By offering strategies for evaluating healthcare choices, assessing quality of life, making end of life decisions, and coping with the loss, the guide acts as a standalone resource for animal caregivers or as a tool to foster veterinarians and clients working through these challenging conversations.

Topics included in the guide:

Adapting to change when your animal is sick
  • My pet has a serious illness
  • Weighing all the options
  • Is my pet in pain or suffering?
  • Experiencing anticipatory grief
Making end of life decisions
  • ​How will I know when it’s time to say good-bye?
  • Preparing for euthanasia
  • How to help my children?
Coping with loss
  • What is grief?
  • Letting go of guilt
  • Healing through grief
  • Signs I’m feeling better
  • Should I get another pet?

Ordering information:

​Quantity ​Price Each ​Total
​10 ​$3.00 ​$30
​25 ​$3.00 ​$75
​50 ​$2.75 ​$137.50
​100 ​$2.50 ​$250
​250 ​$2.00 ​$500
We accept check or money order payable to Colorado State University, Visa, and MasterCard​.
Orders will not be shipped unless accompanied by payment (in full). U.S. Funds Only.
Please allow up to three weeks for delivery.
Prices and availability subject to change without notice.
Note: Individual copies are also available for $3.00 each (Plus applicable shipping and taxes).
Please call (970) 297-4143 or email if you have any questions.
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Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

​(970) 297-1242

(970) 297-1205

If you are at the CSU VTH:
Ask for your medical team to introduce us or have a receptionist page us.
If you are outside of the CSU VTH:
Call our clinic line at: (970) 297-1242