What To Expect During Our Initial Visit
An initial home visit will typically include a thorough physical exam, review of the pet’s medical records, observation of your pet and their environment, an in-depth discussion of your expectations, concerns, and hopes for your pet’s final chapters. Within a few days you will be presented with a comprehensive plan for your pet’s care. The care plan may involve medications to relieve pain and nausea, fluid therapy, and nutritional guidance. It may include suggestions to improve the pet’s immediate surroundings, such as raising food bowls, laying carpet runners to help traction or changing litter box style to make it easier for older kitties to get in and out. We will share tools to help you assess pain levels and quality of life, with an emergency plan in place. Follow-up visits are based on the needs of the family.
We will work with your routine veterinarian and veterinary specialists as desired to provide cohesive continuity of care. We are also able to coordinate additional home therapies from both in-house and selected partner therapists, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, cold laser therapy, and Assisi loops for pain management.
Pet hospice is actually similar to the hospice provided to humans. Both revolve around the idea that when the end of life is near, specialized care and comfort will be provided by the family or caregiver in an environment that is familiar and relaxing to the patient. Our goal is to find the perfect balance of therapies to provide the highest level of comfort for your pet.