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Hospice & In-Home Euthanasia

If you are reading this page, you are likely facing one of the most agonizing decisions you will ever have to make about the care of your pet. We are here to help you and your pet through this difficult time. We will listen to your concerns and present you with an individualized, in-home care plan for you and your pet.

Please call or send us an email if you have any questions.

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END OF LIFE SERVICES
  • Quality of Life Consultation

It is oftentimes helpful to speak with a hospice veterinarian when it comes to discussing quality of life concerns for your beloved pet. We will explain and help you evaluate all of the options available with today’s advances in veterinary medicine, while respecting your personal philosophy.

  • Pet Hospice Services

Hospice services are offered for pets that are terminally ill, ensuring a comfortable and respectful end-of-life plan. Hospice can give you more time to say goodbye, help you come to a place of acceptance or provide you with an option besides euthanasia.

Upon entering hospice with Four Paws, an in-home hospice plan is created, including care instructions, spiritual requests, quality of life guidance and more. Our hospice services include in-home exams, pain control, medical treatments, and most importantly, we will teach you how to care for your pet while we are not there. Also, we are always an accessible resource if you have questions.

  • Euthanasia

Although it is never an easy decision to make, please know that we offer in-home euthanasia service.  We will help you with this decision by focusing on what is best for your beloved pet and what is most fitting to alleviate any suffering or pain.

Euthanasia is a peaceful procedure that we perform with kindness, compassion and skill. In-home euthanasia helps make the process a little less stressful and much more dignified as you are both surrounded by the comforts of home and the people (and often other pets) who will love and support you. In addition, a house call may be especially helpful if you are unable to get about easily or have a pet that you are unable to transport.

Client reviews

Dr. Monica came to our home for the first time when our cat Sassy became very ill.  We did not know what was wrong.  Sassy hates the car and the thought of taking such a sick cat to the vet was too much.  Dr. Monica examined Sassy gently and then told us what she thought was wrong and it was not good.  She drew blood and sent it to the lab. The next day she called and told us the results.  It was very bad kidney failure.  Sassy was 19 years old.  We sat and talked with Dr. Monica for a long time about what to do.  We knew we could give her fluids under the skin and special food because we had another cat we did that for but was it right for Sassy?  After a long talk, we decided we had to let Sassy go.  Dr. Monica came back later and put her to sleep for us.  It was so peaceful and she was so gentle and so compassionate with Sassy and with us.  We got such a nice card from her a few days later.  She made such a hard situation a little easier and we are so thankful.

B. Sherman