Recognizing that cats and dogs need love and comfort in their last days, pet hospice services are being offered in North Central and around the country.

BluePearl Pet Hospice is available in BluePearl Pet Hospital at 3110 E. Indian School Road. Its employees recognize that there is no place like home for pets and they offer in-home euthanasia, senior pet pain management and hospice services. The hospice approach involves stopping aggressive medical treatment and providing pain and anti-anxiety drugs. BluePearl provides in-home quality of life consultations, where veterinarians and veterinary technicians can discuss medical concerns, nursing care and enhancing the lives of people’s furry friends as they prepare to transition, among other conversations.

There is a BluePearl Pet Hospice blog with articles on various topics, including navigating challenging feelings when making decisions about pets’ end-of-life needs, palliative care for dogs and cats with cancer and tips on how to cope while grieving the loss of a pet. Educational resources including online classes on recognizing pain in dogs and cats and understand quality of life for animals also are on the BluePearl website.

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