We have written about pet hospice for many years and it is, in fact, a growing field of interest for pet parents.
According to their website, The International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care is dedicated to comfort-oriented care to companion animals as they approach the end of life.
The World Health organization has defined palliative care as “the active total care of patients with a life-limiting illness that is not responsive to curative treatment. Control of pain, of other symptoms, and of psychological, social and spiritual problems, is paramount. The goal of palliative care is achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families.”
In this case, the patient is the pet and the hospice care is for end of life planning and comfort.
It is never too early to learn more about the end of life services for your pets.
What is available?
How much does it costs?
What is my role in this process?