Many pet owners have been faced with difficult decisions regarding end-of-life care for their beloved pets. As pets age, they often develop conditions such as conditions that can be managed with appropriate medical care, but sometimes progress until a patient is no longer comfortable. At Belle Meade Animal Hospital, we will assist you with implementing a plan that is best for your pet’s needs.
Making a decision regarding end-of-life care for your pet can be difficult. As your pet ages, they may develop a chronic condition or terminal illness such as cancer, organ failure, osteoarthritis, or dementia. When these conditions can no longer be managed and treated with medical care, and cause significant discomfort for your pet, it may be necessary to consider hospice care. Our staff will assess your pet’s health needs and discuss the options that are available for you and your pet. At Belle Meade Animal Hospital, our priority is to keep your beloved pet as comfortable as possible for as long as possible.
If your pet’s quality of life begins to diminish due to an illness or condition that is causing significant pain and discomfort, it may be time to discuss gentle euthanasia. 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. Our staff can guide you during this difficult time by answering your questions and providing advice to help you reach a decision that is best for you, your pet, and your family.
For more information about our hospice and euthanasia services, please call us at 615-352-4370.