End of Life Pet Care
A difficult decision.
When a pet’s quality of life deteriorates to the point where they experience more bad days than good days, you may be faced with the difficult decision regarding whether to choose euthanasia.
The same way we provide compassionate care for pets in their early days, we’re prepared to support you and provide end of life care for them during their last. As partners in your pet’s health, we’ll make sure you’re informed about all potential treatment options before you make a decision. We understand that making that kind of choice is never easy, but we promise to be there every step of the way.
Dr. Mike is now offering in-home hospice care. As many of you know Maple Veterinary Hospital provides house call service. A few years ago my mother went through hospice care while she was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Through this experience, I thought "Why don't we provide this for our pets?"
So after long thought and self-reflection, I am now offering this as a service that Maple Veterinary Hospital can provide.
So many clients would like their beloved pet to be comfortable and at home while they are dealing with a terminal illness. We can now provide them with pain medication and anti-anxiety medication while you both are going through this difficult time. We also offer at-home humane euthanasia for when the time comes.
If you and your family would like to know more information about the process please call Maple Veterinary Hospital and schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Mike.
Coping with Pet Loss
Pets are family and losing them comes with the same grief as any other loss. If you’re struggling with grief following the loss of your pet, remember to:
- Give yourself time to mourn and cry
- Do your best to stick to your regular routine
- Talk about your feelings with family, friends, or even our hospital staff
- Memorialize your pet in a way that’s special to you
You can use these resources if you need additional support:
Please reach out to us at (248) 585-2622 if there’s anything we can do for you.