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"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."

-Anatole France

 
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Quality of Life

Before a visit to your home, and if you are having any doubts about whether this is the right time to consider humane euthanasia, it can be helpful to assess your pet's quality of life (QOL).  This tool allows more objectivity and gives a better sense of how much your pet is enjoying life, or not. You can also schedule a QOL appointment where one of our veterinarians can guide you through this process to help you monitor symptoms and feel more confident about knowing when the right time will be.

 

What is Hospice?

Hospice, which we also refer to as "comfort care," is helping aged or terminally ill pets live their best lives through pain management and symptom control. For pets, this means less stress by minimizing testing and diagnostics, few to no car rides to the veterinary clinic, more focus on feeling better in the comfort of home, and an improved quality of life of which nurtures the human-animal- bond.

 

We are here to support your pet medically and to support you and your pet emotionally and psychologically while navigating this journey together.

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Grief and Pet Loss

The loss of a pet can be extremely emotional and it is important to know that the feelings you have are valid and in fact, normal.  Everyone grieves differently, no two are alike.  Acknowledge the pain, seek support, and know that you are not alone.

With grief, can come relief. This may be felt by caregivers after watching a loved one experience uncontrollable physical or emotional pain. This is normal. Also know that it is the cancer, the immobility, the kidney disease or the dementia that is ultimately the decision-maker. Our role is in helping with a transition that had already started. 

 
 

Books for Kids

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Books for Teens

 

Books for Adults

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Online Resources