Saying goodbye and letting go of a loved one is always hard and making decisions in your pet’s best interest as they age can be a difficult choice. No matter what you decide, we are here to help you and your pet through the process. While it is not something anyone likes to talk about, we advise discussing a few things before there is a need, so you will not be making a decision when you are emotionally distraught.
How Much and What Type of Care Should Be Given?
As your pet ages, you will need to make decisions regarding her care. If your pet has a terminal illness or is reaching the end of her senior years, make an appointment with us to discuss:
- Your pet’s overall health status
- How much pain is involved, and what pain management options are suitable
- Whether or not you can provide care at home
- What to expect in the near future
- There may be a special diet or medications that need to be given. Animals can develop chronic diseases, the same way humans can, that need special treatments. We will help you to be aware of the extra care your pet will need to be happy and comfortable at home.
You have a few choices regarding what will be done with your pet’s remains one he or she has passed. It is most common to have a cremation performed, which we can assist you in arranging. We have several options if you choose to keep your pet’s ashes, as well.
The bond between you and your pet can make it difficult to make decisions regarding end-of-life care. Over the course of your pet’s life, as you bring him or her in for physicals, vaccinations, or other treatments, talk with us about how we can help you when there may be a tough decision to make. We only want what is truly best for you both.
We are here for you and your pets. Please give us a call to speak to our caring and compassionate team.