Knowing when your elderly pet is in pain or suffering and when the time is right for their peaceful euthanasia is hard, especially if you don’t know what to assess. We support families through the end of life stages by providing in home palliative care, acupuncture and euthanasia services so families can be less fearful of what is happening, more confident in making end of life decisions and ultimately provide their beloved pet with the final gentle goodbye they deserve.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into specific points in the body to achieve therapy and balance. It is based on the holistic concept of diagnosis and treatment and utilises the body’s own ability to repair itself. It can be greatly beneficial in improving the quality of life of our pets suffering from long term diseases like arthritis and chronic back pain.
Behavioural consultations are designed to address some of the most common behavioural concerns you may have with your pet. We take a wholistic approach to behavioural medicine which involve the use of supplements, pheromones, medications, environmental enrichment, co-operative care and force free local trainers.
Euthanasia and Aftercare
Euthanasia translates to mean a good death, and we believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give our fur babies in the end is the gift of a good death, at home, surrounded by the ones who love them the most.
Fear Free Vaccinations
So many of our pets demonstrate fear when coming to the veterinary hospital. Many people incorrectly believe that their pet will grow out of their anxiety, unfortunately the truth is that pets in fact grow into their anxiety with it getting worse overtime if it is left unchecked.
In Home Continuous Glucose Monitoring
The Freestyle Libre glucose monitor is a small white disc that attaches to your pet’s skin over their neck or shoulder and is able to monitor their blood glucose level over a 14 day period. The Freestyle Libre monitor can replace the in hospital or at home glucose curves.
In Home Pain Management Consult
As our pets age it is extremely common that they will experience the discomfort and pain associated with decreasing mobility, muscle wasting and arthritis. Our pets are living longer and so conditions such as arthritis are seen more frequently.
Palliative care is no longer about curing the disease, but focuses on controlling pain, discomfort and anxiety that might come from being diagnosed with the disease. Palliative care is not about prolonging suffering, but about alleviating suffering.
Senior Pet Wellness Examinations
Now that your pet is considered a senior citizen of the pet world we recommend a full health check every 6 months. The aim of these additional health checks is to ensure that any new aliments are identified early allowing more rapid intervention and better long-term outcomes.
There are certain situations where our pets can struggle to cope. Where they are overcome with fear, anxiety and stress and experience the physical and emotional symptoms of a panic attack. Their brain switches from their thinking brain, into survival mode where we will see the flight, fright or freeze response. Once their thinking brain is switched off it is impossible for them to think clearly, self soothe or listen to simple commands.
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