Caregiver/Grief Support

Compassionate Veterinary Hospice provides support for pet parents before and after the loss of a beloved pet

Before the loss of a beloved pet

When your pet is seriously ill, love and devotion motivate you to carry the noble burden of being your pet’s ‘family caregiver’. This can be physically demanding and emotionally challenging. Along with profound sense of fulfillment, people in caregiving roles may also feel guilty, burdened, resentful, anxious or depressed. Caregivers with strong emotional attachments to their animals may be significantly affected as the animal is nearing the end of life.

To ease that burden, our compassionate team members assist you in monitoring and interpreting your pet’s condition, provide hands-on care, facilitate making decisions, and mediate access to additional resources. Our support is available to established clients 24/7, 365 days a year.

After the loss

Our support does not end after your pet has peacefully died. Compassionate Veterinary Hospice is here to support you throughout your grief journey. Our caring staff will accompany you in your sorrow, help you cope with a changing reality, and guide you to community resources to meet your specific needs.

Grief is a normal human reaction to loss, and is often experienced both before and after a loved one has died. Pets provide companionship and unconditional love, so when your beloved pet is seriously or dies, you may experience intense feelings, much like the feelings evoked when you anticipate or experience the loss of a close human family member.

Knowing that you are not alone in experiencing the burden of care and/or the grief and sadness over the loss of your pet can help the healing process.