At Care First Animal Hospital, we are deeply committed to the well-being and comfort of your pet. Palliative care embodies our dedication to ensuring your pet's quality of life remains paramount, particularly when faced with terminal or debilitating illnesses. When conventional treatments are no longer viable options, our team stands ready to support you in navigating the complex decisions surrounding your pet's care.

Palliative care may be recommended for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Cancer
  • Heart failure
  • Chronic diseases, such as diabetes
  • End-stage arthritis
  • Advanced age

Tailored treatment plans are crafted for each individual pet, emphasizing the importance of consulting with our veterinarians to address your concerns and determine the most appropriate steps to enhance your pet’s comfort.

Our comprehensive approach to palliative care encompasses various strategies, including but not limited to:

  • Comfort and Pain Management: Incorporating a range of modalities such as pain medications, laser therapy, and acupuncture.
  • Appetite Management: Utilizing appetite stimulants or specialized prescription diets to support healthy eating habits.
  • Nausea Management: Administering oral, transdermal, or injectable medications to alleviate discomfort.
  • Hydration Management: Providing either intravenous or subcutaneous fluids to maintain proper hydration levels.

In addition to medical interventions, our team collaborates with you to implement practical adjustments within your home environment. From incorporating non-skid surfaces like rugs to teaching your pet to navigate ramps and utilizing raised food and water bowls, we strive to create a comfortable and supportive setting that enhances your pet's well-being.

At Care First Animal Hospital, we recognize that palliative care is not just about managing symptoms but about fostering compassion and dignity for both you and your cherished companion.