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DiBartola S, ed. Fluid Therapy in Small Animal Practice. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2000.
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Mathews KA. Relieving pain: assessment and management of postoperative pain in dogs and cats. Guelph, Ontario: Jonkar Computer Reprinted from the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 59 System, 1998.
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Hardie EM, Hansen BD, Carroll G. Behavior after ovariohysterectomy in the dog: what’s normal? Appl Anim Behav Sci 1997;51:111- 128.
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Lascelles BDX, Main DC. Surgical trauma and chronically painful conditions - within our comfort level but beyond theirs? J Am Vet Med Assoc 2002;221:215-222.
AAHA Pain Management Standards. From the AAHA Standards of Accreditation: Quality of Care, Pain Management. Lakewood CO: Am Anim Hosp Assoc Press, 2003.
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What is Hospice and Palliative Care? The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. www.nhpco.org , 2003.
Lagoni L, Butler C, Hetts S. The Human-Animal Bond and Grief. Orlando: Harcourt Brace, 1994.
Ross C. Pet Loss and Human Emotion: Guiding Clients Through Grief. Boca Raton FL: Taylor & Francis, Inc., 1998.
Lagoni L. The Practical Guide to Client Grief: Support Techniques for 15 Common Situations. Lakewood CO: Am Anim Hosp Assoc Press, 1997.
Stewart MF. Companion Animal Death: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide for Veterinary Practice. St. Louis: Elsevier, 1999.