Compassionate End-of-Life Care From Carlson Animal Hospital
Sometimes, despite the best veterinary care possible, there are times when a pet’s quality of life deteriorates. Perhaps an illness is terminal and can no longer be managed medically or old age has taken a heavy physical or mental toll. Nothing can make this decision an easy one, but we will ease the burden as much as possible.
As fellow pet owners and lovers, we understand your pet is a cherished member of your family. Our pets love us unconditionally throughout their lives. We owe them a debt of gratitude by ensuring their end befits their loyalty.
In veterinary medicine, there are times when we can use euthanasia as a form of therapy to prevent any further terminal suffering. Utilizing the best pain management protocols, we will alleviate discomfort for your pet and when the time comes, provide a peaceful, pain-free passing. We have a dedicated room at the hospital for end-of-life care. At-home euthanasia is also available if your pet is too ill to travel to the hospital or if that is your preference.
Sometimes pet owners are surprised by the impact a pet’s death can have on their overall mental state. Experts recognize that for many people the loss of a pet causes profound sadness. We have provided some online tools and support for you to acknowledge and honor your loss. Please read more about pet loss and bereavement from the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Rich Carlson saved my dog’s life recently and he is a wealth of information. Dr. Carlson also treated my other dog for a number of years and prolonged his life comfortably once he was diagnosed with kidney disease. Dr. Carlson is extremely sensitive to the quality of life to all animals. Dr. Carlson not only saves animals, but also saves the family’s lives who so dearly love their pets!
– Tim & Trish Kuhn