As pets enter the senior/geriatric years often they are struggling in silence with the many age-related issues we may all eventually encounter. In many cases you may be aware of and are already addressing different disease processes, and you are noticing the quality of your pet’s life seems diminished or absent. And the burden of making the decision to let your pet go can be truly excruciating.
In other cases, your pet may have recently been diagnosed with terminal or debilitating illnesses and you would like an additional opinion on your options for continued care or confirmation that letting your companion go is the best decision.
We are happy to schedule an appointment to discuss your pet’s situation and to help guide you to the best decision for your entire family. We may be able to direct you to additional options to consider for your pet, or we may offer you the assurance of a second opinion that allowing your pet to peacefully transition from this life is indeed a sound and loving decision. Such discussions will not be rushed, as we will allow you and your family adequate time to consider the many complexities involved in such a difficult decision.
Additionally, we would like to direct you to a resource created by a friend and colleague of Dr. Donna’s, Hana Mäkinen:
Creating a Compassionate End of Life Transition For Your Pet – This E-guide offers a series of questions that will act as a roadmap to help you navigate your animal’s end-of-life transition and compassionate euthanasia journey.
If you would like to schedule a Quality of Life Consultation, please call 321-848-1338.
Please see “What to Expect” and “Wellness Care for Seniors” for details.