End-of-Life Care for Pets in Oro Valley, AZ

Making the end of your pet’s life as comfortable and stress-free as possible is important to us at The Bailey Veterinary Medical Center. Watching your canine or feline companion get older isn’t easy, but we can help you understand your pet’s health changes and work with you to find the best treatment options for them. Even if your loved one has a terminal illness, they can still have a good life with the remaining time they have. Our animal hospital in Oro Valley, AZ offers advanced, chronic pain management modalities and various palliative and hospice care options. We are here to help you make the best decision for you and your pet when that time comes, and offer a peaceful passing in our Comfort room.

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Assessing Your Pet’s Quality of Life

One of the most important steps of caring for your pet in the late stages of their life is the quality-of-life assessment. Together we can sit down and talk about how your pet is doing in their day-to-day life, going over questions such as:

  • Is your pet still eating and behaving normally?
  • Does your pet seem to be in pain?
  • Is your pet still mobile and able to move around comfortably?
  • Does your pet have frequent accidents in the house/outside of their litter box?

These and other questions are especially necessary to address if you think euthanasia is a possible option for your pet. Our goal is to help you make decisions that best suit your pet’s needs; their welfare is always our priority.

Pain Management, Palliative Care & Hospice

Palliative care involves managing and minimizing your pet’s symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting, and/or loss of appetite to improve their quality of life. Our hospital offers a variety of integrative treatment options such as laser therapy, acupuncture, massage, and rehabilitation to reduce debilitating symptoms in your pet and make their remaining time with you more comfortable. We may also recommend traditional medication, fluids, and other options to benefit your pet.

We provide hospice care in the end stages when comfort prior to euthanasia is the priority. It is during this time that we can discuss the euthanasia process with you and your family, and help you make plans for handling remains (if you have preferences) and giving you resources for grief/loss support.

Please call The Bailey Veterinary Medical Center at (520) 355-5010 if your pet is nearing the end stage of their life. We will answer all your questions and work together with you to find the best solutions for your four-legged family member.