Pet End of Life Care

Saying goodbye to our four-legged friends is the hardest things we have to do as pet owners. As much as we love our pets, eventually the time comes when we have to let them go. At Poway Animal Hospital we understand how difficult this process can be, but just as we're there for you at every other stage of your pet's life, we will be there for you when they enter their final days. We offer comprehensive pet end of life care services to best meet the needs of you and your pet.

Palliative Care

When it becomes more apparent that your pet is ready to cross the rainbow bridge, our staff will do all we can to keep your pet comfortable in their final days. Our doctors will delicately discuss options for end of life care and help you reach the best decision for your companion and family.

If your pet has been diagnosed with a terminal illness or is weak from old age but still able to live comfortably at home, palliative care may be an option. The goal of this care is to give them the best quality of life possible for their final days or weeks through the use of pain medication, special diets, symptom management, and human interaction. 

end of life pet care

Euthanasia and Cremation

While euthanasia is not an easy subject for any of us to discuss, a peaceful goodbye is always best for every pet. When the time comes to say goodbye, the team at Poway Animal Hospital can provide counseling and support to help you make the best decision for your pet’s final day. The following are just some of the ways we customize our services for you:

  • Whether you want to be with your pet in their final moments or say goodbye outside, our staff will accommodate you and make sure your pet's passing is private, quiet, and done with care.
  • We work with a local, well-respected private cremation service and will discuss options for the handling of ashes and memorialization when the time comes.

If you have any questions or concerns about end of life pet care please contact us at (858) 748-3326. We will do everything we can to help you through this difficult time. Please accept our condolences on behalf of the entire Poway Animal Hospital staff.

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