End-of-Life Pet Care in Raleigh
Compassionate Services during a Difficult Time
End-of-life care is one of the most difficult aspects of veterinary care. No matter how long our veterinarians have been in practice, the topic of end-of-life care never becomes an easy one. However, it must be addressed for all pets. Our veterinarians at Leesville Animal Hospital offer kind and compassionate care during this difficult time while providing you with the answers that you need to make the best decisions for your pet.
Perhaps the most difficult decision you will ever make in your pet’s lifetime will be to ease their suffering and assist them in their passing. Our veterinarians understand the weight of this decision and are here to help you in any way possible, from making a plan for your pet's passing to managing your pet's remains.
Euthanasia is a topic that most pet owners choose to avoid – and understandably so. Unfortunately, it is sometimes a necessary part of being a compassionate and loving pet parent. If you have any questions about our euthanasia services in Raleigh, we urge you to make an appointment with one of our veterinarians for a one-on-one consultation.
Planning End-of-Life Care
The last thing you will want to do during this difficult time is make decisions regarding the details of your pet's final arrangements. We recommend talking to our veterinarians about euthanasia long before the time approaches. At this time, your wishes will be noted in your pet's chart so that they are accessible when the time comes. This advanced planning will reduce the amount of stress on you when end-of-life care is necessary so that you can focus on what is truly important.
Pet Loss & Grief
Our caring and compassionate team at Leesville Animal Hospital knows that end-of-life care means confronting a range of difficult emotions, from fear to grief to guilt.
Here is a valuable resource to help your family cope during this confusing time:
You can also call the ASPCA Pet Loss hotline at (877) GRIEF-10. This hotline provides assistance in the following circumstances:
- Assistance with the decision to euthanize
- Comfort and support at the time of euthanasia
- Help with grieving the loss
- Advice on dealing with children, the elderly, or disabled individuals who are facing the death of a companion animal
- Helping the surviving animals in the household to cope
- Assistance in establishing a relationship with a new pet
Call Leesville Animal Hospital at (919) 887-8808 for more information about our end-of-life pet care services in Raleigh.
“They do a great job of creating a calm environment.”- Anna Emslie
“The technicians and admin staff are kind, patient, and compassionate.”- Ashley Weaver
“I never felt rushed in the exam room”- Kari T.