Everything you need to know about in-house pet palliative care options

Enhance the quality of life in your beloved dog’s or cat’s final days with palliative care that prioritises your pet’s comfort.

The purpose of pet palliative care is to improve the quality of life of your pet to make the time they have left as comfortable as possible. While pain management is an important part of palliative care for pets, it includes everything concerning your pet’s end-of-life care.

During this period, our primary goal is to ensure your pet’s comfort while also providing you and your family with the guidance needed to offer your pet the best ongoing care. For some families, this could mean caring for their pets for a few days, while for others, it could be for months.

Our in-home palliative care allows you and your pets to share precious moments together at home, eliminating the stress of visits to the veterinary hospital.

With the numerous palliative care options available for pets, it’s vital to choose a service that prioritises your pet. Let’s explore some factors you should consider before selecting a palliative care program for your furry friend.

Hallmarks of a good palliative care program for pets

As pet parents, we want nothing but the best for our pets, especially when they are nearing the end of their journey. We yearn for them to have a comfortable and dignified life, free from pain or discomfort. In-home pet palliative care can make this period more comfortable for our furry friends.

That said, here are a few considerations when selecting a compassionate program for palliative care:

Customised palliative care plan

Every pet is unique, and so are their needs. The best palliative care programs understand this and work hand-in-hand with you to determine the most suitable care plan. They conduct a comprehensive assessment and devise a plan that respects your wishes and your pet’s needs.

They also provide ongoing care guidance and equip you with the resources you need to make your pet’s journey as comfortable and peaceful as possible.

Home consultations and visits

There may come a time when it’s too distressing or impractical to take your pet to the veterinarian for regular checkups. That’s why many palliative care programs offer veterinarian home visits, ensuring your pet can receive the medical attention they need.

This also gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your pet can get the best care possible without having to make any stressful travel arrangements on your part.

Support services after your pet passes

For many pet owners, the time immediately following the loss of a pet is a difficult one that’s wrought with sadness and depression. Top pet palliative care programs offer support services for pet owners as well to make sure that they get the necessary support to weather through this stressful time.

Some even offer special support for children as they tend to process the loss of a pet much differently than an adult might.

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Give your pet compassionate support with Rest Your Paws’ palliative care services

The last few days of your pet’s life will be some of the most heartbreaking moments of your life but palliative care can help come to terms with this difficult situation.

Many pet parents will want to stay close to their pets during these final moments and fill them with love and care. The right team can help keep your pet comfortable and give you the ability to create better and happier memories for your pet.

Our pet palliative care services include:

  • An experienced veterinarian trained in Best Practice Euthanasia who’s CAETA-certified and can care for your pet during their final days
  • A dedicated Care Team to make all the necessary arrangements before and after your pet has passed
  • Professional guidance and support throughout your pet’s final journey

If you want to learn more about our palliative care services for your pet, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Reach out to our palliative care specialists today

Pet Palliative Care FAQs

How do I know when my pet needs palliative care?

It can be difficult to determine the right time for palliative care. If your pet is in physical discomfort or has changes in its temperament or behaviour, these could be signs that your pet needs end-of-life care. If you feel that it’s time, it’s best to reach out to a palliative care professional for a consultation.

Yes. Our team makes sure that we do a complete assessment of your pet before we come up with a palliative care plan. Every pet has different care needs and we make sure that your pet gets the best care possible.

Yes, we do. You can reach out to our team to find out more about the many end-of-life services we have to make your pet’s final journey a comfortable one.

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