Hospice care, palliative care, end-of-life care – no matter how the phrase is turned, it rings with finality. For pet owners, the terminal diagnosis of a pet is fraught with conflicting emotions, confusing information, and confounding decisions that often are made within the walls of a veterinary clinic or hospital.
Strong emotions of shock, disbelief, sadness, fear, anger, guilt, and helplessness are normal responses to the realization that your special friend is ill.
You know your pet the best, and are the expert regarding the quality of its life.
The emotional and communication support for clients who are caring for an ill animal is invaluable to those on the receiving end.