Hospice & Palliative Care
Hospice and palliative care generally refers to care provided to patients after a diagnosis of a terminal or incurable illness. The goal of hospice and palliative care is to provide your pet with a good quality of life free of pain and suffering during the final days to months. This care is focused on providing comfort, supporting nutritional needs and hydration, managing pain, and relief of anxiety. It is not focused on providing a cure.
This type of care focuses on the partnership between the pet, the family members, and the veterinary team. We educate you on your pet’s medical condition, and what to expect in the last weeks, days, and hours of your pet’s life. We work with you to determine your goals of care for your pet, and we counsel you on how to assess your pet’s quality of life. When your pet is nearing their end of life, we help you determine whether and when euthanasia may be the best option for your loved one.
For more information on our Hospice & Palliative Care program for your pet, please contact St. Francis Animal Hospital at (651) 645-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Hospice & Palliative Care page on our website.