Palliative Care for Pets in Niagara Falls
Our goal at Niagara Falls Animal Medical Centre is to care for your terminally ill pet and to support you and your family as you make those difficult decisions for your pet’s well-being. Veterinary palliative care is an alternative medical option in which a decision has been made to withdraw curative therapy for a life-limiting illness in your pet. Palliative care can be an easier alternative instead of going ahead with premature euthanasia and as an alternative to prolonged suffering, resulting from either isolating a loving and social animal in intensive care or from inadequately treating the animal at home.
The most common circumstances that lead up to the decision to initiate palliative care include:
The diagnosis or progression of a life-limiting illness
The decision not to pursue curative therapy
The progression of disease symptoms, so that they interfere with the activities of daily living
Pets with Cancer or Organ Failure
How can palliative care make my pet more comfortable?
End of Life Care
End of Life Care in the Comfort of Your Home