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Our Solomons veterinarians understand that building a deep, loving relationship with a pet also eventually means learning how to deal with the final stages of that pet's life with love and compassion. When a pet enters his or her final stage of life, the pet owner can experience several strong emotions including guilt, denial, anger, and depression. Dealing with the loss or preparing for the impending loss of a pet can be just as difficult as losing a family member or good friend. Our veterinarians provide end of life care and client services to help pet owners and pets better cope with this difficult transition.

Hospice Care Services for Pets with Our Veterinarians

Our veterinarians focus not only on keeping your pet comfortable and providing the best possible quality of life for your pet, but also on assisting pet owners with the difficult decisions involved with a pet's final stage of life. Our veterinarians will be with you every step of the way, providing support contact, helping you to evaluate your pet's wellbeing, and improving quality of life with nutritional tips and medication to keep your pet companion comfortable.

When the time comes to make a decision regarding what course of action is best for your pet, we help pet owners evaluate a pet's quality of life, considering whether she is suffering. Evaluating a pet's quality of life can be difficult for pet owners whose perceptions may be clouded by the love and compassion they feel for the animal.

Pets' quality of life is diminished when they lose awareness or the ability to interact with surroundings, when they experience constant pain and discomfort, lose their appetite, stop responding to medical treatment, and no longer seem happy. Our veterinarians understand that the decision to have a pet put down is one which should not be taken lightly; we help pet owners decide when the time is right, and keep pets comfortable throughout the process.

Our veterinarians not only care for the pets treated in our office, but also their owners. We understand that the pain and grief associated with the loss of a pet can be just as intense and deeply felt as that with the loss of a close human family member. To ease the pain of losing a pet, we provide owners with resources and contacts for pet grieving and pet loss counseling to help you heal from the pain endured with the loss of a beloved animal. We want pet owners to be able to happily remember the relationship they shared with their pets, and be proud of the special love and care they provided their animal companions, making their lives happy, full, and carefree. Call (410) 326-4300 for more information.