As your pet grows older, we understand the emotional challenges you face when considering end of life care or euthanasia. As in every stage of your pet’s life we are here to help you.
If either service is required, Dr. Jaimie will work closely with you to:
- Educate you regarding your pet’s medical health and the end-stage of disease process
- Provide sick patient care (diagnostics testing, IV and subcutaneous fluids, etc.)
- Develop an end of life care plan for your dog or cat
- Provide pain management medication as needed
- Recommend ways to keep your pet comfortable at home and to organize your home to better suit your pet’s needs
- Organize cremation if needed. We offer two options for pet cremation: private (individual cremation, with ashes returned to the owner); or communal (cremation with other pets, with ashes spread at sea).
Our end of life care and euthanasia services are designed to ensure your pet receives the highest quality care while offering palliative treatment for illnesses and associated pain and side effects.
When is Euthanasia Right for My Pet?
No one knows your pet better than you. If your pet is experiencing any of the following symptoms or others that warrant your concern, we recommend you contact us to discuss your options.
- Difficulty breathing
- Chronic pain that cannot be controlled with medication
- Will not eat or has to be force-fed
- Loss of interest in favorite activities
- Difficulty standing or walking
What Are the Benefits of In-Home Care?
Unlike end of life care and euthanasia services at traditional hospitals, we are able to add an extra level of comfort and privacy at your home.
- Your pet is in a familiar setting which reduces stress and anxiety
- You are able to decide when to say goodbye and who should be present
- You are able to grieve in your own home
For more resources on end of life care and euthanasia, please visit our resources page.