Archive for June 30th, 2010

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8:52 30 June 2010

Pet Hospice Care

Pet Hospice is a relatively new concept, modeled on the practice in human medicine that began in the 1960’s.  Pet Hospice is not a specific place, but rather a philosophy.  It promotes an alternative to death in an impersonal, clincial hospital environment and teaches that terminal illness and death can be experienced with dignity as an animal rests at home with its loving family.

There may come a time in your pet’s life when fighting a terminal illness or disease, when you as a pet owner need to make a decision.  Is the cost of the treatment more than the benenfit?  Does the treatment cause your pet more pain or illness without hope of a cure?  You may need to decide which is more important for your pet – the quality of life, or the quantity of life? 

The goals of Pet Hospice is to give your pet a safe, caring, intimate end-of-life experience at home, in a familiar environment.  It is not geared toward curing a disease, but rather keeping the disease from causing your pet any more discomfort.  It’s primary focus is on providing pain control and physical and emotional comfort to your pet in his/her last days.  It prevents anxiety from hospital care, and allows pets and owners more time together as the pet is cared for at home.  Pet owners are given one-on-one time  to come to grips with their pet’s disease and and can say good-bye in their own personal way.  Hospice helps make a pet’s death a more kinder, intimate experience for both pets and their owners.

Pay loving tribute to your beloved pet with a Pet Cremation Urn with the Rainbow Bridge Poem on it.  It is a beautiful reminder who will be waiting for us in the meadows of Heaven when we pass on.