Animal hospice care has its origins in human hospice philosophy and practice. Human hospice care focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs as they near the end of life and as they die. Human hospice care also assists patients’ families to help them cope with the patient’s circumstances and to provide care and support in the home care setting. Similarly, animal hospice care seeks to maximize comfort and minimize suffering for the patient, and address the needs of the caregiver in preparation for the death of the pet.
Working with a qualified trainer, the role of technicians and specialists in veterinary behavioral medicine.
Only after the patient has been anesthetized can a complete and thorough oral evaluation be successfully performed. 33
The cost of prevention is often a fraction of the cost of treating a disease or problem once it has become more advanced. Early diagnosis and treatment of developing problems or diseases can improve the likelihood of successful outcome. The increasing ability to share the risk of pet-care costs offers an advantage to the practice team and pet owner alike.
Summaries of AAHA Guidelines for pet owners.
They say you are what you eat. This is true not just for humans, but also for our pets. Proper nutrition can help treat certain diseases and support our pets as they cope with illness or injury.
These consensus statements provide veterinarians with a resource for improving patient care by emphasizing the value and scope of regular pet examinations.
If you’re nervous about your pet undergoing anesthesia, you’re not alone. Many pet owners are so fearful about anesthesia and sedation that they delay or avoid important treatments for their beloved animal family members. But it’s often the best—or only—way for your pet to receive high-quality care without pain, stress, or discomfort.
When it comes to our pets, we tend to think “food is love.” Unfortunately, there can definitely be too much of a good thing. In fact, pet obesity is now an epidemic in America— up to 59% of dogs and cats are overweight.
Clients should be informed that groomers and others should never be allowed to scale a pet’s teeth.