Palliative/hospice care provides your beloved pet with the ultimate comfort and quality of life for the time that remains. Because of significant advancements in veterinary medicine, the ability to manage pain and the side effects of disease has greatly improved. Thus, we are able to offer greater comfort and dignity to pets at the end of their lives. We share our skills and experiences to support you in making the most appropriate choices for your pet. Our focus is to return the center of care to your home and to help you be prepared for whatever may come. We will work closely with you to help you understand what is happening, what can be expected, and to empower you to provide care when we are not present. We strive to make every pet's end-of-life experience as meaningful as the life they have lived.
Hospice is all about helping your treasured pet to live life to the fullest for the time that remains. Hospice/palliative care is not just for the final days of life. In fact, hospice care is best started at the time of diagnosis or the first signs of decline. Having a team in place offers your pet the care needed and ensures that you are fully supported as a pet-parent. Remember, you do not have to do this alone!
The Animal Hospice/ Palliative Care Team:
Provides relief from pain and other symptoms such as nausea, depression, dementia
Coordinates care with other providers including your regular veterinarian
Guides pet-parents in formulating and implementing an in-home care plan.
Assists pet-parents in making difficult decisions.
Provides pet-parents emotional and spiritual support