Videos, Radio & Podcasts
Caring for an ailing pet and coming to terms with your own feelings is a difficult process, but you don't have to go through it alone. For more insight into what we do and why, check out the videos, radio clips and podcasts we've been featured in below. Our goal is to show pet parents that there is a better way to care for our beloved senior dogs and cats when they reach the end of their life.
PGB Connects: Season 2 Episode 14 of Project Give Back Connects - Loss is love
Please enjoy this helpful episode of Project Give Back Connects with special guests Dr. Faith Banks, Lesley Rosenthal Burnett, Halle Burnett and Bevvy Schwartz. This comforting episode faces a difficult topic which needs to be discussed. These guests offer the most helpful insights and tools to navigate through death and loss.
(Dr. Banks' segment starts at 3:22)
S4: Episode 43: Dr. Faith Banks, DVM
This episode features our conversation with Dr. Faith Banks, certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian. Hsien, Sammy and Faith discuss what her home visits look like with her animal clients, how she measures their quality of life and the many parallels between providing care for humans and animals.
Burlington Humane Podcast
On Episode 32 of Burlington Humane, Dr. Faith Banks talks about her focus on end-of-life home visits.
HOW 2 DOG - Their Hips Don’t Lie! How to Help Your Aging Dog
It's a fact of life that our pets will get old - but is there a way to help prevent and ease pain as our dogs go grey? Dog expert Sherri Davis talks to palliative veterinarian Dr. Faith Banks who specializes in end-of-life care for pets.
Click here or stream it on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. If you prefer another platform just search for "How 2 Dog".
Faith Banks explains why the mojo of home is the best place for your pet's last nap. Stream it on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or CloudRaker.
Dr. Banks offers a glimpse into a typical in-home visit and consultation with a patient and their concerned owner.
“Helping them go well, the way I see it, is the last loving gesture that we can do for them.” Lyndsay Morrison of CTV News Toronto interviews a pet parent and client of Midtown Mobile Veterinary Hospice Services in February 2020.
You Can Love Again
Do you miss loving your dog? Do you miss being loved by your dog? Despite losing your cherished pet, you can still move forward and love again.
Grief, Comfort and Healing
Pet loss is staggeringly difficult to experience. Moving from Post-Traumatic Stress to Post-Traumatic Growth using the concept of reinvention is an extremely helpful mechanism for recovering from loss. Ask yourself how you can take your loss and carry it forward to reinvent or create something new and positive. Additionally, what can you do to help other animals?
Dr. Faith Banks speaks with radio show hosts on CHFI, Toronto about how she approaches end-of-life care for her patients, and why in-home geriatric services are so important for pets and their families.
Pet Euthanasia: Too soon, too late, or somewhere in between?
Many people are afraid of what they're going to hear from their veterinarian, so they tend to stay away. Dr. Faith Banks, DVM encourages caregivers to be open and honest about their fears, goals, wants and expectations so they can move forward and care for their declining pet. Together with your veterinarian, you can create a "good death" and make your companion's final moments peaceful ones.
Receive helpful advice on how to assess your pet's quality of life, and see what signs you can watch for to determine whether their care is being well managed. After all your years together, there are ways to make the end of your pet's life journey a special and meaningful time for them and your family.
Signs Your Aging Pet is in Pain
Anyone who has a pet is going to be faced with decision making at some point, whether their pet is elderly or has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Having greater understanding and knowledge will help you be prepared to do what is best for your pet.
End Stages and Quality of Life
Offers helpful advice on how to assess your pet's quality of life and discusses some of the primary quality of life markers we can watch for to ensure that your pet's geriatric phase is being managed well. For dogs, quality of life can be evaluated by noting changes in lifestyle. For cats, it can be evaluated by noting changes in behavior. Ultimately, we need to know if your pet is managing their quality of life changes happily, or if they seem more sad, depleted and withdrawn.