🐕 Sometimes curative treatment no longer works and the emphasis has to be on keeping our pets comfortable as they live out their last few days or weeks. This can be a challenging time for everyone. Anticipatory grief is the grief you feel before your pet actually passes away and is a well recognised situation.
🐈 Palliative care is aimed at maintaining a good quality of life for as long as possible, before either natural death occurs or the decision is made to euthanase. It is not ‘doing nothing’ as this would be bad for your pet’s welfare. Palliative care provides pain relief, relieves nausea, and treats other symptoms to help reduce your pet’s suffering.
👪 Our palliative care consultations are aimed at involving the whole family in decision-making and care, providing pastoral and practical support during your pets last days. If you feel that your pet would benefit from a palliative care plan, please contact us today.