Hospice care aims to meet the physical and mental needs of a pet faced with a life-limiting illness. It begins the moment a pet is diagnosed with a terminal condition and the family has decided not to pursue aggressive, curative therapies. Pet hospice focuses on caring, not curing. We understand that serious illness profoundly impacts not only the patient but the family as well. Our goal is to promote a caring community sensitive to the entire family’s needs, while also providing excellent care for a comfortable and full end of life.
Services include (but are not limited to):
- Detailed Consultation
- Complete Physical Examination
- Review of Home Care Routines
- Customized Home Medical Care Plan
- Family Education and Care Assistance
- Dietary and Nutritional Advice
- Pain Recognition and Treatment
- Mental Stimulation and Environmental Enrichment
- Therapeutic Class IV Laser
- Therapeutic Small Animal Massage
- Gentle Grooming and Hygiene Care
- Grief Support
- Common conditions pets in hospice are diagnosed with:
- Terminal Cancer
- Incurable Organ Failure
- Advanced Osteoarthritis
- Neurological Conditions Including Dementia
- Chronic Disease Affecting Quality of Life
- Senior Pets Reaching the End of Life
How do I know if hospice care is the right decision for me and my pet?
The decision to enter into a hospice care plan can only be made once an owner has consulted their regular veterinarian and carefully considered all the treatment options.
Many families choose hospice care in order to have the time to say goodbye to their companions, to plan for their death, and to ensure that all the decisions about the pet’s needs are guided by their view of the pet’s needs. If you have the resources to support comfort care, the time and desire to care for your pet during the last days or weeks of their life, and a good support team in place, then hospice care may be the right choice for you and your pet.
The ‘Senior Paws Solution’:
- We promise to provide our patients with a safe, caring, intimate end-of-life experience in a familiar environment, surrounded by loved ones
- We focus on providing pain control and physical comfort to the pet, as well as educational and emotional support for the family until natural death occurs or euthanasia is chosen
- We give families time to adjust to their pet’s progressive disease and help prepare them to say goodbye in the comfort of their own home
Remember – Don’t Wait…Advocate
Helpful links to guide you in your decision making:
Canine Pain Score
Feline Pain Score
Quality of Life – Hospice Journal
Canine and Feline Quality of Life Scale
Compassionate senior and geriatric care for your beloved companions.
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Houston, TX 77092
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