In recent years, the field of animal hospice has grown, as an increasing number of people seek to provide a peaceful end-of-life experience for their companions. However, too often, pet parents are still forced to make difficult decisions about their pets’ final days without adequate information or preparation.
National Animal Hospice Day is a time to learn more about hospice and palliative care options for your four-legged family members so you have a better understanding about the resources that are available when they reach the end of their lives.
The animal hospice and palliative care process is unique in that it provides support for both pets and their caretakers. Families work with a hospice team that helps to ensure that all options are explored for the comfort and care of pets who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, debilitating condition or are nearing the end of their lives. The hospice team helps to guide decision making about pain management, mobility and nutritional needs and offers counseling to family members as they process their grief and spiritually prepare for the loss of their beloved companion.
If you are interested in learning more about hospice and palliative care for your pets, please contact us at 757-474-5968 or hrvethospice@gmail.com.


Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice

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