In-Home Palliative Care For Dogs - End Of Life Care

Compassionate In-Home Hospice Care For Your Aging & Ill Pets

Witnessing your pet grow older or fall sick can be challenging. That’s why we offer In-Home Pet Hospice & Quality-of-Life Care services with our skilled veterinarians – end-of-life consultation and hospice care planning that provide additional support for your ageing or terminally ill pet.

Quality-of-Life Consultation

What is Quality-of-Life Care?

Quality-of-Life Care, also known as pet hospice care, focuses on maintaining your pet’s comfort and your bond with them as long as possible at home.

An in-home Quality-of-Life Consultation includes a thorough review of your pet’s medical history and an in-depth conversation with one of our mobile veterinarians. We’ll discuss potential treatment options and offer insights into your pet’s quality of life. Our objective is to equip you with a clearer understanding of your pet’s overall health condition, providing peace of mind about the next steps.

Our compassionate veterinary professionals will work with you to evaluate your pet’s daily comfort level since pets cannot verbally communicate their feelings. The comfort measures your local WonderVet team can offer include:

  • Pet Pain Management
  • Pet Nutritional Changes
  • Subcutaneous Fluids
  • Disease Process Education
  • Mobility Aid
  • Incontinence Management

Education is a key part of our in-home pet hospice care service, providing critical information about your pet’s specific illness or disease process. Understanding the disease cycle and how an illness progresses can help us provide more individualised care and prepare for what lies ahead. We will also guide you to recognize the signs when we can no longer keep them comfortable, offering peace when deciding to help them cross the rainbow bridge. If you decide it’s time for a humane pet euthanasia solution, we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

In-home euthanasia is a humane process that allows you to spend quality time with your pet during the entire procedure. Your pet can stay in the comfort of home, surrounded by loved ones. If you’re concerned about your pet’s quality of life and want to discuss end-of-life care or schedule an in-home euthanasia, our compassionate veterinary doctors and nurses are here to help.

Yes, as a mobile veterinary care practice, we offer in-home euthanasia services, where your pet is most comfortable. It is your choice whether you want to stay in the room with your pet during their final moments.

Deciding when to euthanize your cat is a highly personal decision. During a Quality-of-Life Consultation, one of our veterinarians will discuss your cat’s current health condition and comfort level with you, along with recommendations for hospice care or humane euthanasia.

The duration a dog spends in hospice care depends on their medical condition and quality of life. A Quality-of-Life Consultation will help you determine what kind of support your pet needs to live comfortably. When a dog is receiving hospice care services, we continue to evaluate your dog’s comfort level based on questions such as, are they able to move around freely and without pain?

This question is best addressed with your veterinarian during a Quality-of-Life consultation. Your veterinarian can help you decide the right path for your cat, based on their comfort and mobility levels. If your pet is not in serious discomfort and seems content, we would recommend a hospice care plan to support your cat as long as possible.

An in-home euthanasia appointment typically lasts 20-45 minutes, allowing us to proceed at your pace without rushing. If you feel comfortable, we encourage you to stay with your pet during the entire procedure. Other family members can also be present part or all of the time.

One of our compassionate veterinarians will explain how the procedure works step-by-step, ensuring you’re comfortable moving forward. Your pet will first receive a sedative to help them relax.

Once your pet is completely relaxed or has fallen asleep, we place a pad underneath them to protect your floor or furniture, as some pets may pass urine or stool as they cross the rainbow bridge. Your veterinarian will then administer the final injection intravenously. The entire procedure is peaceful and painless, much like falling into a deep sleep.