As your pet nears the end of his or her life, you may not be aware of the emotional difficulties ahead of you. The golden years can be difficult for your pet, especially if he or she is diagnosed with a terminal illness. You want to minimize your pet’s pain and discomfort as much as possible. This is where palliative pet care comes in. Dr. Gillon and our team at Willow Glen Pet Hospital are here to help make your pet's final days as peaceful as possible. If you live in or around San Jose or Willow Glen and have an older pet with health issues, contact our team today.
Managing Pet Pain
Pets often do not want to show how much pain they experience. They do not want to show signs of whimpering or crying that could indicate weakness. Dr. Gillon will do everything in his power to provide palliative care to reduce pain when a cure for the health condition is not possible. Our veterinarian may recommend pet euthanasia to ensure your pet does not continue to experience serious pain.
You may find yourself considering euthanasia for your pet. Euthanasia is painless and peaceful, providing your pet with the ability to pass away with no awareness of what is happening. Your pet will be sedated before the medication is administered, and the entire process takes just a few seconds. For many pets with a terminal illness, this process is the most humane option when all of the treatment options have been considered.
What Does Palliative Pet Care Include?
End of life care for your pet involves minimizing pain and discomfort. This means diagnosing any health issues and helping your pet remain comfortable. Our veterinarian will treat mobility concerns, including any side effects like pressure sores. You can also take part in your pet's end of life care. We will teach you how to make your pet comfortable and how to ensure your pet's healthcare needs are met.
Contact Our Veterinarian at Willow Glen Pet Hospital
Our team at Willow Glen Pet Hospital provides quality veterinary care for pets in and around San Jose and Willow Glen. If your pet has entered his or her golden years and you are concerned about the pain caused by an illness, it could be time to consider additional options. We are available to answer all of your questions during this difficult time. Call our team today at (669) 342-7472 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.