“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”
Lovingkindness In-Home Hospice and Palliative Care
We offer the highest quality of medicine and care in the comfort of your home. But we also offer the oldest and most powerful of pain relievers: loving care for both you and your pet.
In the comfort of our own home, surrounded by our loved ones, is where most of us would wish to take our last breaths. We can help to provide a gentle and unrushed, peaceful home euthanasia for your pet when the time comes to say goodbye. Learn more.
We will come to your home, review medical records, perform a physical exam, assess the quality of life, assess your home environment, and help your family to formulate a plan for care. We provide detailed instructions and a summary of all we discuss and a plan for follow-up and monitoring. We will be there to help make sure these precious days with your pet are the best they can be, adjusting our care and plan as conditions change. Learn more.
Virtual Quality of Life Consult
Our team will help you to evaluate and track your pet’s quality of life, anticipating changes in their illness before they occur. Managing pain and suffering are some of the biggest concerns a family has when caring for a pet at the end of life. We also have several forms to help you assess and track your pet’s quality of life. But don’t forget that quality of life is about more than managing symptoms and pain. The little joys, smelling the flowers, watching the birds, and being with a dear friend can sometimes be more comforting than any pain medication. Book an appointment or learn more.
Laser treatment is quick, noninvasive, and painless and works at the cellular level. This treatment helps to promote relief of pain and inflammation, as well as speeding up the healing process. Laser treatments can be used in a large variety of cases. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment, or it can be used to complement a current treatment plan. Learn more.
Acupuncture and Pain Management
Many of our patients are very fragile and cannot tolerate a lot of medications. Acupuncture is a gentle treatment that can help to alleviate many of the symptoms of a terminal disease without serious side effects. Chronic and acute pain, neurologic problems, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and inappetence are some of the symptoms commonly treated with acupuncture. If you are interested in acupuncture, schedule a consult with Dr. Alex Dahlgren. Book an appointment or learn more.
As our pets age, they often need much more than food, water, and love. Addressing these changing needs and balancing treatments, disease symptoms, and progression can be a true challenge.
In addition to medications and more traditional treatment options, in-home geriatric care also can provide helpful environmental changes, physical medicine (such as acupuncture, massage, and exercises), and environmental enrichment. Frequent communication to make treatment changes and adjustments will help to make sure your older pet ages gracefully and stress-free. Book an appointment or learn more.
Massages and Rehab Therapy
It’s not just for sore muscles. Massage can improve circulation and healing, decrease pain and anxiety, and promote relaxation and better sleep. From conditions like arthritis and neurological disease to cancer, massage therapy can be a gentle and comforting addition to help your pet cope with disease and side effects of treatments. Learn more, book an appointment, or view the referral form for veterinarians.