When It’s Time to Say Goodbye: Coping with End of Life Pet Care

Whether you’ve raised your pet from their puppy or kitten years, or lovingly adopted them as a senior pet, the loss of a beloved animal companion is never easy. Decisions about end of life pet care can make this challenging time even more difficult, as you may be coping with feelings of guilt, or wondering whether or not you are doing the right thing.

Humane euthanization of a pet is never a decision to be taken lightly, but in many cases, it’s one of the most important choices we can make as pet owners. Your friends at True Care Veterinary Hospital are committed to walking alongside you as you navigate the many aspects of care involved in end of life.


The Way Forward: Compassionate Senior Pet Care

senior pet careIn a sad twist of fate, our beloved pets age significantly faster than we do. While we wish we could live together forever, the reality is usually the opposite. The good news is that we can work together to keep aging animals in good health so they can live as long as possible. The way to tackle this isn’t always free of complications, but we’re here to support your efforts toward complete and compassionate senior pet care.

A Multi-Pronged Approach

Depending on your pet’s species, breed, lifestyle, and genetics, it’s a good idea to increase routine wellness exams. From age 1 to 6, we recommend yearly visits, but after the age of 6 or 7, seeing your pet two to three times a year has mighty benefits.