Hospice & Palliative

Care Services

Let us help you to help your pet.

Hospice is about Living.

 

Hospice is about loving and giving and enjoying the time you have left with your pet to the fullest extent possible.  Generally, families utilizing our Pet Hospice Service are facing a terminal diagnosis for their pet, or the inevitable loss of their pet due to age.....usually within weeks or 3-4 months.

  
Our pet hospice service is customized to the needs of your pet and your family.  Our doctors and veterinary nurses have a deep interest in providing care for senior or terminally ill pets nearing their end of life.  We can also provide referrals to social workers, and other support providers.

 

Our team can visit daily, weekly or whatever seems appropriate to the situation. We can set up regular visits or can come on an as-needed basis. We will make recommendations as to rechecks and you can decide what is right for your family and your pet.

Hospice care can help improve the quality of life for your cat or dog during this time in their life.  It's not intended to be a life extension, although that can be a part of it.  Pet hospice care at home is about keeping your dog or cat comfortable in their familiar surroundings, treating pain, and giving their family the tools to care for them effectively.  It is about the family as a whole, and the human-animal bond.

Some of the issues that Pet Hospice Service addresses are:

 

  • Pain - our doctors are highly experienced in dealing with all types of pain.

  • Hydration

  • Nausea and appetite

  • Hygiene - elimination issues for dogs and cats at the end of their lives are very common

  • Mobility and logistics - especially for large dogs

  • Emotional stress and enrichment

  • Quality of Life Assessments

  • Environmental optimization - simple changes that can be made to your pet's living space

  • Support for the family - logistical and emotional, and referral to pet loss professionals if desired

  • End of life - issues surrounding your pet's death - whether through natural death or, more commonly, euthanasia.

  • Planning for aftercare.

 

Please feel free to contact us if you are curious if hospice is right for your situation.

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Our Service Areas

Lake Oswego | Tigard | Tualatin | West Linn | Wilsonville | Portland | Sherwood | Oregon City | Happy Valley | Milwaukie | Gladstone

Other surrounding communities may also be served, please contact us for more information.

We're sorry, but we do not provide service in the State of Washington.