Are you struggling with end of life care decisions?
End of life care is one of the most difficult aspects of veterinary care. No matter how long our veterinarians have been in practice, the topic of end of life care never becomes an easy one, however, it is one that must be addressed for all pets. Our veterinarians offer kind and compassionate care during this difficult time while providing you with the answers that you need to make the best decisions for your pet.
Perhaps the most difficult decision you will ever make in the lifetime of your pet, will be to ease their suffering and assist them in their passing. Our veterinarians understand the weight of this decision and are here to help you in any way possible from making a plan for your pet's passing to managing your pet's remains.
Euthanasia is a topic that most pet owners choose to avoid and understandably so. Unfortunately, it is sometimes a necessary part of being a compassionate and loving pet parent. If you have any questions about our euthanasia services, we urge you to make an appointment with one of our veterinarians for a one on one consultation.
Planning End of Life Care
The last thing that you will want to do during this difficult time is to make decisions regarding the details of your pet's final arrangements. We recommend talking to our veterinarians about euthanasia long before the time approaches. At this time your wishes will be noted in your pet's chart so that they are accessible when the time comes. This advanced planning will reduce the amount of stress on you when end of life care is necessary for your pet so that you are able to focus on what is truly important.
Pet Loss and Grief
Our caring and compassionate family at Leesville Animal Hospital know that end of life care means confronting a range of difficult emotions from fear to grief to guilt. Below you will find some valuable resources to help you to cope during this confusing time.
You can also call the ASPCA Pet Loss hotline at Pet Loss Hotline at (877) GRIEF-10. This hotline provides assistance in the following circumstances:
- Assistance with the decision to euthanize.
- Comfort and support at the time of euthanasia.
- Help with grieving the loss.
- Advice on dealing with children, the elderly or disabled individuals who are facing a death of a companion animal.
- Helping the surviving animals in the household to cope.
- Assistance in establishing a relationship with a new pet.
If you are struggling with end of life care plans for your pet, set up an appointment with us today and allow us to help you to decide what is best for you and your pet during this difficult time.
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