Saying Goodbye

With grace and dignity.

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Slide The AVMA describes end of life care in this way:  Pet parents are often faced with difficult decisions when a beloved companion is nearing the end of their life. The concept of end of life care has been around for a while in human medicine, but veterinary hospice is a relatively new concept. Laser therapy for dogs and cats is useful for many different conditions. Some of the most common include:
  • Arthritis
  • Wound healing
  • Acute injuries such as bone fractures
  • Chronic otitis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hot spots
  • Lick granulomas
  • Gingivitis
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • And more
All Pets Go To Heaven, Some Go To Hospice “Hospice Care focuses on providing the best quality of life possible for a pet with a terminal disease or condition until the pet dies or is euthanized. Hospice care also helps you by providing you with time to adjust to the coming loss of your companion. The care is tailored to the needs of both you and your pet.”

The biggest difference between “regular” veterinary care and end-of-life care is that, with end-of-life care, the goal shifts from directly treating the patients’ underlying disease to keeping him or her comfortable and content.

Dr. Kuhn was part of the first graduating class of veterinarians to earn their credentials in End of Life Care. She is here to support your pet and your family to make sure the time you have left together will be remembered fondly.

The biggest difference between “regular” veterinary care and end of life care is that, with end of life care, the goal shifts from directly treating the patients’ underlying disease to keeping him or her comfortable and content.

Dr. Kuhn and Dr. Dalghren were both part of the first graduating class of veterinarians to earn their credentials in End of Life Care. They are here to support your pet and your family to make sure the time you have left together will be remembered fondly.

Slide Our Mission To provide compassionate, comprehensive end of life care to our patients affected by normal aging processes as well as advanced illness, while supporting our client’s needs, beliefs and wishes. We will help patients live comfortably in their final days and help the family cope with the care and ultimate loss of their loved ones.

If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us at (804) 355-0144.