Unfortunately, every pet has his or her last day. Many pets live for only 10 to 20 years, while humans may live past 80 years. Pets often have short lives, but they impression they leave with us means the world. Pet owners can ensure that their pets have comfortable, healthy lives at every stage of life. The proper end of life support will prevent your pet from experiencing unneeded pain and suffering. If you live in or around Charlton and your pet is in his or her final years, contact our vet at Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services to set up an aging pet consult.
Our mobile veterinarian can provide tips for proper treatment, diet, grooming, and most importantly pain management. In some cases, euthanasia is the most humane course of action. Our veterinarian can provide euthanasia in the comfort of your home, making it easier for you and your pet during these last moments.
Pet Hospice Care: Providing Proper End of Life Care
Hospice care is used for pets to ensure that their final weeks or days are as pain-free as possible. A veterinarian can prescribe a variety of medications to manage the pain and other health issues. Even if your pet is reaching the end of its life, these medications can help them live with some dignity and comfort.
Hospice care may be needed if your pet is suffering from a terminal issue, such as a serious case of cancer. Sometimes, cancer simply cannot be treated. In other cases, treatment would cause too much pain and suffering, and euthanasia or hospice care may be recommended.
Ensuring Comfort for Your Pet
We can discuss how you can make your home more comfortable for your older pets that are nearing their end of life. With an older dog, for example, a raised food bowl can make it easier to eat. Older cats may appreciate a warm bed and soft food.
There are many factors to consider and there is no one size fits all approach to ensuring a comfortable end of life for your pet. With the proper support and medications, however, it is possible to give your pet comfort as the time draws near. It is also important to look after your own health during these trying times. Losing a pet can cause a lot of emotional trauma for pet owners and their families.
Contact Our Mobile Vet in Charlton, MA
If you have any questions or concerns, call Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services today at (774) 262-7679 to speak with Dr. Selavka. We will provide the end-of-life care that your pet needs at home in a comfortable environment.
In-home euthanasia service area:
Zone/Travel fee break down:
Large Mobile Unit
Zone 1 - Travel Charge : $35
Zone 2 - Travel Charge : $40
Zone 3 - Travel Charge : $45
Zone 4 - Travel Charge : $52
Zone 5 - Travel Charge : $60
Zone 6 - Travel Charge : $70
Zone 7 - Travel Charge : $75
Small Vehicle (reserved for technician appointments, bad weather and in home Euthanasia.)
Zone 1 - Travel Charge: $25
Zone 2 - Travel Charge: $30
Zone 3- Travel Charge: $35
Zone 4 - Travel Charge: $42
Zone 5 - Travel Charge: $50
Zone 6 - Travel Charge: $55