End of Life Pet Services in Hudson, NC

Making the decision to say goodbye to your pet is never easy, but

We can help.

The Hudson Animal Hospital team is here to answer all your questions, discuss treatment options, and give you guidance as you navigate this difficult time.

We all wish our beloved pets could live longer. Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things we have to do as pet parents, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Here at Hudson Animal Hospital in Hudson, NC, we can sit down with you to talk about the situation, your concerns, and what can possibly be done that best benefits your pet. Like you, we want them to be as comfortable and content as possible in their remaining days.

or give us a call at (828) 547-3463

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Veterinary Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and palliative care are two forms of end-of-life care that many pet owners choose. Both of these options are intended to make your pet more comfortable. The difference, however, is that palliative care (pain management, cognitive support, etc.) begins at the time of the diagnosis, and simultaneously with treatment.

Hospice care, on the other hand, doesn’t begin until after treatment ends, but it does involve pain management, just like palliative care. This care is intended for patients who are terminally ill or are not responding to treatment, so the goal is to just keep them comfortable until they are ready to pass. 

Humane Euthanasia

Although some pets may pass naturally during hospice care, some owners may opt to have their pets euthanized. Should you decide humane euthanasia is best for your companion, we hope it comforts you to know that the process is fast and painless. You’ll have all the time you need to say your final goodbyes in a private room before the euthanasia injection is given. You can also arrange to keep a memento from your pet, such as a clay or ink paw print, or a lock of fur.

End-of-Life Care Resources

In addition to the guidance and support our team can offer you during this time, there are also resources below to help you make the most informed decision for your pet’s care and provide supplementary support during the grieving process.

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