Making decisions regarding end of life care for your dog or cat can be a challenging decision. As your pet ages, they may develop conditions such as cancer, organ failure, osteoarthritis, dementia, or other age-related illnesses. When these conditions can no longer be treated appropriately with medical care and cause significant discomfort for your pet, it may be necessary to begin hospice care. At Baldwin Animal Hospital, our highly-trained staff will assess your pet’s health needs and discuss the options that are available for you and your pet.
We provide hospice care that is focused on keeping your pet as comfortable as possible for as long as possible. While at hospice care, your pet will spend the last days of his or her life in calm, peaceful surroundings. You and your pet will be able to make the best of the precious time you have together.
If your pet’s quality of life begins to decline significantly due to a terminal illness or major injury, it may be time to discuss gentle euthanasia under our trained veterinarian’s care. Deciding if it’s the right time to euthanize your pet is one of the most difficult decisions a pet owner will have to make. At Baldwin Animal Hospital, our staff will assist you during this difficult time by answering your questions and providing advice to help you reach the right decision for you and your pet. We understand that your pet is a special part of your family, and we welcome you and other family members to be present in saying goodbye to your beloved companion.
At home euthanasia is a very peaceful process that is stress free to your pet and allows you and your pet to spend the final moments in a familiar, comfortable setting.