Irondequoit Animal Hospital End of Life Care: Compassionate Aftercare

pet end-of-life care

Losing a pet is one of the most devastating and heartbreaking experiences a person can suffer. At Irondequoit, we understand how difficult this time is for you, and our trained and sympathetic veterinary staff will do everything we can to ease the burden while helping you make the right choices in your time of sorrow.

Honesty and Compassion

Regardless of whether your pet is battling a terminal illness, has suffered a serious injury or is simply very aged, our staff members will help you face these difficult circumstances with kindness, compassion, and honesty. We will provide you with all options available for your pet’s end of life care and help you to make the right decision for both you and your pet.

Comfort and Relief

Our primary goal in providing end of life care for your pet is to make sure they are comfortable and have as high a quality of life as possible. Current anti-inflammatory drugs, local anesthetics and other medications can go a long way in relieving the pain your pet is experiencing.

Surgery, changes in diet and nutrition and other alternative therapies can sometimes be combined with medication to provide comfort or extend the life of your pet.

In the most serious conditions, euthanasia or palliative care may be final options, but these require a lot of consideration. Our vets can help you understand if the time is right for these approaches.

Support and Humane Services

The choice is always difficult, but at Irondequoit we believe that our patients are family. Rest assured, we will be there at your side until the very end, providing honest advice, comfort and support. You can always count on us to help you through this tough time in your life.

If you believe it is time to explore these options for your pet, please contact us or make an appointment. We will do our best to help you through it.