~ Pet Hospice and Palative Care ~
What is pet hospice care?
While working with over 1500 families with their pet’s end-of-life care needs, we have also seen clients who simply wish to prevent their beloved pets from suffering as they age. Loving Paws pet hospice is focused on treating the symptoms that are affecting your pet's quality of life. We want to empower and educate you to become your pet's best advocate with their end-of-life care.
Our pet hospice program can help your pet by.....
- Offering a personal house call to evaluate your pet in the comfort of your home.
- Observing your pet in their home environment and helping you identify their specific subtle behavior and pain cues.
- Evaluating your pet’s current medications and adjusting or adding medications to improve your pet’s quality of life.
- Guiding you on how to monitor your pet’s symptoms to help you evaluate your pet’s improvement; as well as helping you determine when it is the right time to gift your pet with a peaceful passing if desired.
- Recommending environmental changes and alternative therapy when appropriate.
- Offering medication alternatives for difficult to medicate pets. We can have many medications compounded into flavored liquid, chews or tablets. Some medications can also be compounded into a transdermal formulation (which you apply on the skin of your pet). Transdermal formulations can normally be used in cats and small dogs.
- Educating you....on your pet’s illness, blood work, diet, behavior and what you can expect.
- Bloodwork is available, but not required. Hospice house calls that desire bloodwork are done one day a week. We bring a veterinary technician to these house calls to facilitate smooth handling.
Our goal is to work with you and your pet to improve all aspects of your pet’s life.
Some of the disease processes we have helped our clients’ pets with are:
- Degenerative nerve disease
- Heart Failure
- Kidney Failure
- Liver Failure
- Chronic Pain
- lack of mobility
- loss of appetite
Unlike in human medicine, when we can no longer improve your pet’s quality of life you have the option to choose to help your pet die with dignity instead of letting your pet's illness become a crisis. The decision for end-of-life care needs to be made when medications or surgery can no longer improve your pet's symptoms or quality of life.
Gift your pet with the Loving Paws difference.