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Carlson Animal Hospital Carlson Animal Hospital

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

"What greater gift than the love of a cat?"

414 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60302

(708) 383-3606

Monday & Tuesday
8 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–6 p.m.

8 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–
4:30 p.m., 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Thursday & Friday
8 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

8 a.m.–1 p.m.

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.

End of Life Care For Your Pet at Carlson Animal Hospital Pain management and reduction of suffering

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.

Grief Support

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. Please read more about pet loss and bereavement from the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine.