End of Life Care

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Palliative, Hospice Care, and Pain Management

Palliative care is an approach of care focused on relieving discomfort associable to some underlying illness, disease of simply just the changes we see with aging. The goal is not to cure the underlying problem, but rather to allow your pet to live as gently and comfortable as possible. Your pet may or may not be undergoing treatment for the underlying illness or disease while receiving palliative care. They can be additive and independent approaches to care. 

While palliative/hospice care is focused on our pets, we aim to provide families and caretakers with guidance and preparation for approaching this life transition. 

So, when is the right time to initiate palliative hospice care? This care is appropriate at any time we are faced with an incurable illness, aggressive or invasive treatments and/or diagnostics are declined in favor of comfort care. 

The treatment is always specific for your pet's situation but may include: 

  • Pain Management

  • Additions or adjustments to current medical plan

  • Nutritional Therapy

  • Wound Care

  • Household modification

  • Acupuncture

  • Laser Therapy

Bringing extensive experience in both palliative and hospice care, our Doctors will work with you and your pet to provide the best possible care. 
 

Quality of Life Assessment

This type of visit is valuable for families who simply need time and space to address the current quality of life concerns. We will discuss the expected changes that may occur due to your pet's condition/illness and how to monitor by providing you tools to help arrive more clearly at an end of life decision. We will discuss how the end of life process occurs and any questions or concerns you may have. 

Euthanasia

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Aftercare Options

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