As pets get older, the bond between them and their human caregivers grows stronger. In this millennium, cancer will touch one in every three people and over half of their senior pets. Organ failure will claim the lives of the other half of senior pets. It is time to rethink how the profession will help pet owners face the final days with a terminally ill best friend. Most pet owners have preconceived notions about cancer and its treatment. Obvious biases and ingrained feelings regarding cancer may cause a negative approach towards its treatment in geriatric pets. Mobile vet in Los Angeles and their professional staff can help with cancer screening and treatment that is right for you situation.
If the pet’s illness can’t be treated due to financial constraints or a logistical problem, it is still a matter of good professional service to compassionately provide advice and home care giving instructions. When a treated pet’s cancer has recurred, if it is resistant to further treatment or if the pet is in the terminal stages of cancer, in-home hospice care is a wonderful next step that keeps pet and caregiver comfortably close to their nest. A well conceptualized, creative, palliative pet hospice for pet owners may be the very best care that medicine can offer to support the people pet bond. Our veterinarians and staff can kindly and respectfully help sustain a quality life for the terminal pet during the last days of the people pet bond. We know the decision is devastating because no matter what the outcome is the same. Let us try to make it a little easier.