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Palliative care and animal hospice Owner Factsheet

If your pet has been diagnosed with a long term condition that can't be cured or have been told by your vet that the end of your pet's life is approaching, it is time to begin talking about palliative care and hospice support. It is really important to focus on keeping your pet comfortable and for them to be able to enjoy a normal daily routine throughout this time. Your veterinary team can help provide medications and therapies tailored for your pet and make sure that everyday is the best it can be. Quality of life is very important in palliative and hospice care so now is the time to begin talking about next steps.

What is palliative care?

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What is Quality-of-life?

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What is animal hospice?

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How do I know if my pet is in pain?

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How can I keep my pet comfortable?

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What kinds of decisions need to be made?

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Is pet loss support available?

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Conclusion

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