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National Animal Hospice Day 2017: Raising Pet Hospice Awareness

November 1st, 2017 by Laurie Brush

National Pet Hospice Day on November 4th, 2017 at Heaven at Home Pet Hospice

Raising Awareness For Pet Hospice Care in Grand Rapids

For years, Dr. Laurie Brush has taken an active role in the Grand Rapids community educating pet parents about the benefits of palliative or hospice care for their aging pets. She’s appeared on local news stations, given interviews for the press, and done other forms of outreach, simply because there are too many pet parents out there who don’t know that in-home end-of-life care is even an option. All too often, people have to make difficult decisions about their pets’ final days without having enough information or time to prepare.

Help Spread The Word on Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Heaven at Home is proud to participate in National Animal Hospice Day on November 4th. This event was created to start a discussion about what options are available when pets reach a certain age.

Our approach to animal hospice and palliative care includes support for both pets and their caretakers. As a part of what we do, we’ll help guide you through the decision-making process on what’s best for your fur baby as they get on in years. This could mean anything from a change in their home environment, pain management steps, tips for helping keep your pet comfortable, or simply recognizing when it’s time to help them pass.

National Animal Hospice Day is about letting people know that there are options, and they don’t have to go through this process alone. If you know someone who could use help managing their elderly pet’s care, please share this article with them. Animal hospice care can make a huge difference.

Dr. Laurie Brush on the Value of Home Hospice for Pets

Dr. Laurie Brush founded Heaven at Home based on the philosophy of care she shares with the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC).

“Hospice focuses on pet comfort instead of treatment when a cure is no longer expected. The goal in animal hospice is to monitor the animal’s well-being and dignity at the end of its life. Preserving the quality of life takes precedence over extending life. Hospice recognizes dying as a normal process. By supporting both the pet and family, the human-animal bond can remain strong throughout the dying process and beyond,” said Dr. Brush.

“We provide the family precious time with a pet and help the family cope with the approaching death of their beloved companion.”

Reach Out To Heaven at Home Pet Hospice

Heaven at Home is an in-home provider of veterinary hospice, end-of-life care and euthanasia in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. We can help with a peaceful end of life transition for your beloved pet that includes:

  • Hospice Care
  • Pain Recognition and Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Fluid Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Nutrition Management
  • Medication Administration
  • In-Home Euthanasia

We can help with information on the disease process and what to expect next whenever possible.

Please, feel free to Contact Us with any questions you may have. We’d be happy to help you.

International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) is dedicated to promoting knowledge about and developing guidelines for comfort-oriented care to companion animals as they approach the end of life.