End of Life Veterinary Counseling
We understand that it is very difficult to navigate through the questions and concerns when your beloved pet has a chronic and/or life-limiting disease or complications due to natural aging. Stillwaters Veterinary Care offers end of life counseling to help with this difficult time. It is important to us to help pet parents care for their pet's physical, psychological, and social needs. We meet with you and your pet in their own comfortable environment rather than a clinic environment that can be unfamiliar or stressful to get an idea of what your pet's day-to-day life is like and the specific health care problems they face. We will contact your veterinarian to get their medical records prior to the first visit so that we know as much as possible about your pet before meeting them.
During the counseling session, we can discuss therapies that can increase the comfort and quality of life your pet has amd may also extend the time you have with them. We can also discuss whether your pet is a candidate to be entered into a hospice program at that time and whether they would benefit from alternative therapies such as acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, laser therapy and/or nutritional changes or herbal therapies. Stillwaters Veterinary Care specializes in offering in-home hospice and palliative care options for your beloved pet.
We will explain our euthanasia process which takes as much stress and fear from your pet as possible, we will give you guidance and resources to decide when the time may be right for you and your pet, and then help you pro-actively make aftercare decisions so that when the time comes to say goodbye you are able to be present and mindful through the process with reduced stress.