Per Par Caring for seniors pets and special needs pets I'm asked on a regular basis who I recommend for Veterinarian care and in-home euthanasia services. Today I'll be chatting about the In-Home Euthanasia Services I recommend. Here are my top three choices for the best local options for the hardest decision we as Pet Parents will ever make. How to plan and schedule the last journey for them, the end of life services. Today is one of those really rough days saying good-bye to one of our oldest pups, 16 yr old Ziggy. In this day and age of COVID, In-Home Euthanasia services and end-of-life decisions require planning ahead, way ahead! Services were set up last week when it was clear his little body wasn't going to get better. At 11:11 this morning Ziggy crossed the Rainbow Bridge surrounded by loving family and pack pals. While I know he is pain free and romping at the Bridge, my tears are flowing and my heart feels the loss for his loved ones who rescued him as a puppy. It has been an honor and a privilege to care for Ziggy in life and a comfort to know he will be humanely and respectfully cared for in his burial preparations.
Did you know that at home euthanasia vs. In Office services is neck and neck in pricing ? Don't assume going to the Vet is cheaper, in many and most cases the pricing is equal or higher than in-home euthanasia. It's all about managing the unimaginable. The costs and the loss used to be hard to reckon with but I would encourage everyone to ask because if the difference is less than $100 difference wouldn't you want to be at home with your fur baby?
To say Good-Bye to our fur babies, our life companions is a huge emotional hit if not one of the hardest acts of love we will ever be asked to do! Navigating the resource options can be overwhelming. There is plenty of research proving we are bonded to our fur kids, sometimes more than our human family members in life. I do believe our heart connections are very strong, the bonds very real and the loss of them in our day to day lives is mournful.
How do you prepare yourself and your family ahead of time and when to 'know' when to make that call for in-home euthanasia services?
Our care support mantra around here is one of compassion that goes like this: 'No Pain, No Suffering' for my selfish desires to keep you here. What's best for the Paws is to live and love with ease as nature intended. When the quality of life is gone, the sundowners has set in on the seniors, the inability to get up/down without pain is gone and bladder control is gone it's time to do the humane thing and make the call. Please note the various signs of 'pain' in a dog or cat. How do you know they're uncomfortable?
Signs of Pain In Dogs: Shaking, flattened ears, grumpiness, panting, can't get up...
Signs of Pain In Cats: head lowered, eyes closed, hiding, change/loss of appetite, growling, groaning.
When to call these days means 4-5 days before it's absolutely unbearable for your fur baby! Many are surprised that you can not make a same day service appointment. There are NO SAME DAY SERVICE Appts around here these days. This too, adds to the stress of the decision making. Many Pet Parents are thinking it's cheaper to go to the Vet. Not so fast, that is no longer the case. You have competitive pricing which makes sharing your last moments together at home a real option!
There are three local In-Home Euthanasia Service companies in the San Diego and North County area I highly recommend for exceptional life transition services for your beloved fur baby and the after care services they provide. Loving Hands at-home Euthanasia, Paws into Grace and Peaceful Waters Aquamation aftercare services .
If you have any questions about holistic pet care services for your senior and special needs pets please feel free to reach out to me. I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above so my recommendations are based on services I've witnessed and researched myself. I am grateful for the few options we have in these companies who pride themselves in delivering truly kind, compassionate in-home care and aftercare service in San Diego and North County. Comfort and Care are delivered to help you navigate the loss of your beloved fur family member..
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