When the decision has been made that it is time to say goodbye, it can be much more peaceful for the pet and owner in the comfort of the home they know so well. In the end during the euthanasia the pet may be on their favourite couch, lying next to the fire, or outside in the back yard. We will look after the care of your pet’s body, as you wish, and any memorial items can be delivered back to your home.
In-Home Palliative Care
If your pet has been diagnosed with a life-limiting disease, our hospice care team will help guide you on how to provide the best care possible. This in-home visit includes a thorough review of the medical records and detailed intake form, environmental assessment, consultation of up to 1.5 hours, physical examination, medical assessment, and comfort care treatment plan.
Our specially trained team can help with pain management, mobility support, nutrition and hydration, sleep disturbances, toileting needs, wound care, and many other supportive measures to keep your dog or cat comfortable and living their best life.
Quality of Life Discussion
Pet owners often struggle with the decision of when it is time to let go and choose to end the life of their beloved companion. Above all, they don’t want their pet to suffer; they want them to have a certain quality of life. This can be hard for a pet owner to determine on their own so they will often turn to their trusted hospice veterinary team to help them make this most heart wrenching decision.
Our hospice team is composed of veterinary professionals who can help you make decisions regarding your pet’s health and well-being. Often the pet’s primary caregiver can be so emotionally invested in their pet, that decision making becomes difficult if not impossible.
Caring for a terminally ill animal can be exhausting for owners. They put all their energy into looking after their pets and forget to look after themselves. Our hospice team can help with referrals to our pet loss support group or professional bereavement counselors.