Hospice FAQS

Pet Hospice–FAQS

How do I know my pet is ready for Hospice care?

Research has shown that hospice is most beneficial when started soon after the diagnosis of an incurable, debilitating condition is made.

Pet hospice does NOT mean you have to stop further attempts to cure the illness!!!

Hospice care is focused on providing comfort and offers a different approach to patient care from that of curative medicine. Understanding both the hospice and curative perspectives on your pet’s care is necessary for you to provide your pet the best care at the end of life.

What services are provided by Compassionate Veterinary  Hospice?

Our services include:
1.    Evaluation of the family’s needs, beliefs, and goals for the pet.
2.    Education about the disease process, pain management and animal quality of life.
3.    Development of an individual treatment plan for the pet and his or her family.
4.    Carrying out the plan to maximize the pet’s comfort as long as possible.
5.    24/7 access to medical advice and emergency services.
6.    Emotional support for your family.

Where are Compassionate Veterinary Hospice services provided?
Our goal is to provide care for your pet in your own home. Other options may be available if needed.

Who are the Compassionate Veterinary Hospice team?
Our Pet Hospice team includes a group of specially trained veterinary professionals. A team of two members is normally assigned to each pet. They work to facilitate your animal’s comfort and are supervised by our Hospice veterinarian.

How much does Pet Hospice cost?
Our services are affordable but costs vary depending on your pet’s specific needs. Packages and rates will be discussed when the individual treatment plan for your pet is formulated.

How do I contact Compassionate Veterinary Hospice?
Ask your veterinarian to refer you to our program using our referral form. Please be certain to authorize that all medical records also be forwarded to us prior to your appointment. You can also contact us directly by calling 773-244-1045 or by clicking Contact Us