Healthy Pets MVS implements a personalized approach to end of life solutions to ensure that your pet’s needs are gently addressed with respect to your wishes.
Pawspice (Hospice Care for Pets)
Tailored regimen of medications, diet, physical therapy, carts, slings, orthopedic beds–there are a lot of options to help make your pet’s limited time more comfortable. Pawspice care is a valid option when it will preserve your pet’s quality of life.
Quality of Life
The goal of any Pawspice care is to give your pet more good days than bad. All animals have the right to be free from Hunger, Pain, Excessive Hot/Cold, Dehydration, and Fear. They should still enjoy you and vice versa.
The decision to euthanize your pet is likely to be the most difficult decision you will ever have to make as a pet owner. If the quality of your pet’s life has diminished so that you are experiencing more bad days than good, then it may be time to consider easing your pet’s suffering.
Quality of Life examinations will be performed on all new patients prior to euthanizing. We can examine your pet in its own environment to get an accurate understanding of its medical problems and quality of life to guide you through this critical time. We will not euthanize a patient with a manageable or treatable disease (ie arthritis, blindness, deafness, untreated diarrhea, untreated renal disease, etc.).
Healthy Pet MVS will sedate your pet in its favorite location, allowing you time to say goodbye. After the sedative has taken effect, we will administer the final injection while you comfort your pet. We can also prepare final arrangements for your pet, if requested.
Please Note: Healthy Pets MVS performs euthanasia only on pets who have an unmanageable disease or those with little quality of life remaining. We reserve the right to refuse euthanasia if we feel it is being chosen as a convenience option (i.e. I want a new pet; I’m having a baby; It was my parent’s pet and I don’t want it; It’s just old; etc.). If we determine that it is not time to euthanize your pet, a house call fee and quality of life examination charge will be assessed.
Aftercare Arrangement Options
If you wish, we will take your beloved pet with us and arrange for cremation services. They will be handled with care, as if they were our own.
Private Cremation: With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematorium. Cremains (ashes) are usually returned to your regular veterinarian’s office (in a very nice complimentary rainbow bridge urn ) unless other arrangements are requested at an additional cost.
Communal (Simple) Cremation: With this cremation option no ashes are returned to the family, pets are cremated with other animals and their ashes are scattered together at a pet cemetery.