Quality of Life Consultation & Care
Compassionate In-Home Hospice Care for Your Aging & Ill Pets
We know how hard it is to watch your pet grow older or when they aren’t feeling well. That’s why we offer Quality of Life Care services – compassionate end-of-life consultation with a veterinarian and care that provides extra support for your aging or terminally ill pet.
Same-day or next-day availability in most locations
What is Quality of Life Care?
A Quality of Life consultation includes a thorough review of your pet’s medical history and an in-depth conversation with one of our veterinarians. We will outline any available treatment options for your pet and offer feedback on their quality of life. Our goal is to provide you with a better understanding of their overall condition and peace of mind with how to move forward.
Quality of life is a phrase that refers to your pet’s level of comfort on a daily basis. Since pets cannot use words to tell us how they are feeling, our compassionate veterinary professionals will work with you to determine what kind of care they need. Quality of Life Care, also called pet hospice care, is focused on keeping your pet as comfortable as possible for as long as possible at home while maintaining the bond that is so important to both of you. The comfort measures your local BetterVet team can provide include:
- Pain Management
- Nutritional Changes
- Subcutaneous Fluids
- Disease Process Education
- Mobility Aid
- Incontinence Management
Another component of hospice care is focused on educating you on your pet’s specific illness or disease process. Having a better understanding of the disease cycle and how an illness progresses can help us, and you as their caregiver, offer them more individualized care, while also preparing for what lies ahead. We will also teach you the signs to look for when we can no longer keep them comfortable, so you are at peace when making the decision to help them cross the rainbow bridge. We are here to support you and your decisions every step of the way.