Knowing when an animal would benefit the most from a humane euthanasia is never easy. Our doctors are here to help answer the question
IS IT TIME?
An appointment allows the doctor to make an accurate assessment of your pet’s cognitive and physical health to make the suggestion accurately. Do understand that you are not forced to make any decisions on the spot. For many of us, we need time to think things over, and that’s okay.
Glenwood Pet Hospital understands that geriatric care deserves a multi-modal approach to make sure they are having a good quality of life. Our veterinarians can talk in-depth with you about any concerns you may have with your aging pet. Whether it’s making sure they are comfortable and pain-free (pain medications, therapy laser, acupuncture) or discussing ways to increase their appetite and energy, we are here to cater a plan for your pet’s needs. If you know it’s time to say goodbye to your beloved pet and wish to be in the comfort of your own home, Drs. Dan Pierce and Erin Gorney provide in-home euthanasia services by appointment only.
Dr. Erin Gorney has worked with the country-wide veterinary hospice and in-home euthanasia company, Lap of Love. This has allowed her to train specifically on hospice care and making sure in-home euthanasia is a peaceful and comfortable experience for the whole family. She is available for both in-hospital and in-home hospice consultations and euthanasia by appointment only. Please call Glenwood Pet Hospital if you wish to schedule an appointment or for pricing.
Here is what you can expect when the time comes:
- Telephone/private support
- Guidance in pet decision-making, including palliative care & euthanasia
- Support group meetings
- Referrals and Resources
- Information on pet loss
- Compassion fatigue management
Below are some links to help you navigate through having a pet in hospice care or suffering from a chronic disease, as well as resources to help you through the euthanasia and bereavement process: