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Countryside Pet Clinic & Resort

Hospice Care

We strive to provide the best quality of life possible for pets who may be suffering from a terminal condition or disease.


We know how difficult it can be to see your pet suffer from old age or an illness. We are passionate about providing the best quality of life possible for an animal who may be suffering from a terminal condition or disease.

Why would my pet need hospice care?

The goal of veterinary hospice care is to maintain a good quality of life for your pet as long as possible while they are suffering from a terminal illness. Hospice care shifts from treating a patient's illness to keeping them comfortable and happy, while avoiding any form of treatment that could have significant effects on the pet.

When is hospice care appropriate?

Hospice care is typically appropriate for a pet if they have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, have a life-expectancy in the range of a few days to months, and the pet owner does not want to euthanize at this time. Hospice care can give pet owners peace of mind knowing that they helped their beloved pet live a life that was as long and happy as possible.

What should I expect?

Our team can assist you and your family with the end-of-life care for your beloved pet in any area of your home that your pet is most comfortable.

Patients that we have not seen before, will need to have an initial consultation with one of our doctors, prior to setting up home hospice care. During this consultation, our doctor will answer any questions you may have and set up a treatment plan for your pet. Bloodwork and other initial diagnostics may also be recommended to do at this time. From there, our team will set up at-home visits and/or in-clinic visits as needed, tailored to each pets needs. Medications may be sent home after the initial consult to help keep your pet as calm and comfortable as possible.

Our initial consultation fee starts at $75.00, other recommended treatments, diagnostics, and/or medications would be additional to the consultation cost. It is recommended to allow an hour for the initial consultation and to schedule in advance as best you can, depending on your pets needs. Please note, that as every pet is different, recommended treatment plans will vary from pet to pet. Certain services may or may not be recommended, depending on the pets needs and behavior.

How is hospice care structured?

Typical treatment options in hospice care may include nutritional support, ensuring proper hydration, managing symptoms, assisting with urination and defecation, keeping pets well-groomed and clean, helping pets move around their environment safely, and providing mental stimulation and plenty of love.