American Veterinary Hospital understands that making the end-of-life decision for your pet. We will work with you to ensure your pet's comfort and dignity and our compassionate staff can help you get through the painful experience in a healthy manner. We can also help with special requests and answer any questions about caring for your pet's remains. Call us to learn how we can help.
When is the Right Time?
Some pets simply become debilitated by age or disease to a point where their life quality deteriorates to an unacceptable level. This does not mean that improvement is not possible so it is important to seek counseling from your veterinarian about your pet’s condition and what may be possible to improve it. Many medical issues that seem hopeless to a pet owner are surprisingly easy to palliate or even solve.
Long-standing in-home urination problems may boil down to a bladder infection that can be resolved with antibiotics or sphincter tightening remedies. Arthritis medication can yield great improvement in mobility. Unhealing wounds may represent allergy and not cancer. Every veterinarian can tell stories of pets assumed by their owners to have terminal illness that turned out to have been easily treated problems. It is best not to make your own assumptions about the reversibility of your pet’s condition. Have your veterinarian evaluate the pet before making your decision if possible. Find out what sort of supportive care you might need to perform as primary caregiver and what the associated expenses are. Avoid making assumptions on your own and get all the options.
Call American Veterinary Hospital Today (209) 473-8387