home euthanasia & hospice care
If your pet is facing a declining quality of life, we are here to support you. We can help you to decide if it is time to make that most difficult decision, and if so, we will help assist your pet in a gentle and peaceful passing. During euthanasia at home, you can expect:
- the low stress, private environment of your own home where your pet will be surrounded by familiar smells and loved ones
- sedation prior to euthanasia to allow a smooth and painless passing
- arrangement for cremation services, with the option to have the ashes returned to you if desired
- grief support resources for all family members
The goal of veterinary hospice care is to alleviate suffering for patients who are geriatric or have a terminal illness. It does not aim to cure the disease process, rather it allows for maintenance of comfort and quality of life for as long as is needed until the decision for humane euthanasia is made.
In veterinary hospice care, we work as a team with you to provide therapies such as adequate pain management, supplemental nutrition, and fluid therapy. We keep in close communication with you to form the best hospice treatment plan for your beloved furry family member. By providing these therapies on a house call basis, we are best able to keep your pet happy and comfortable.
*Please note*: Prior to scheduling home euthanasia, we require medical records from your regular veterinarian documenting a recent exam and quality of life discussion within the past 4-6 weeks. If your pet has not seen a veterinarian recently we would be happy to schedule a quality of life consultation at home. We do NOT offer same-day euthanasia for new patients.