The Heart of Hospice

Unlike human hospice, which typically begins at the very end of life, animal hospice can begin when a pet has years of expected life ahead. This is because animal hospice begins whenever our focus shifts from diagnosing and curing to managing the pet’s condition and maintaining comfort and quality of life.

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Considering Hospice - In Animals and Humans

Considering Hospice - In Animals and Humans

There are obvious differences between human and animal hospice. For those of us who have had experience with human hospice, we think of it as a brick and mortar reality, a place where people go in the last days to months of their lives. Animal hospice is typically not a place; it is a philosophy of care. Animal hospice begins when owners decide to shift their focus away from diagnostics and curative treatments and onto care that maintains comfort and quality of life for as long as possible.

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