Time spent with an animal is never wasted
Palliative Veterinary Medicine
We are committed to comfort-care that considers not only the physical but also the mental and social well-being of animals, especially those with chronic or life-limiting conditions.
We are equally committed to the emotional support of the animal’s family.
Palliative care concentrates on providing quality-of-life and physical comfort to your pet. The focus of the therapy is on the animal itself, not its disease.
Below are some of the at-home therapeutic options that we offer:
- Quality-of-life assessment
- Pain assessment and treatment
- Traditional and holistic therapy for geriatric problems, such as: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cognitive dysfunction, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility and incontinence
- Fluid therapy (subcutaneous and intravenous)
- Wound care
- Supplemental nutrition and support
- Educational support and emotional comfort for caregivers
- Assistance in the preparation for death (with or without intervention)
- A veterinarian serving as a teacher, enabling family members to care for their pet’s medical and emotional needs at home
Many owners choose palliative care to support their pet at the end of its life, to give the entire family time to prepare for the pending goodbye, and to plan for a peaceful death.
For additional resources, visit the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC)’s website: http://www.iaahpc.org/
Every animal and its family have a unique story. We are here to help you support and honor your pet during its final days in your own unique way. These last days should be calm, dignified, and free from pain and stress. For these reasons, we offer the possibility to say good-bye in the comfort of your home or at your pet’s favorite place. Please click here for more information about our services and pricing.