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“Jem was the absolute sweetest, mightiest, joy of a chihuahua the world has ever seen. She was just so exuberant! One of my favorite things was to ask her a question when we already knew the answer: “Jem, are you hungry?” or “Jem, do you wanna get the squirrel?” Then, she would run around barking waving a little paw in the air, and spin and smile. These little antics made me laugh every single time. With her little pawprint tattooed on my foot, she still walks with me every day.” –Dr Sherry Hill, Medical Director

Sean’s older cat Gracie limped with pain. She began to bump into walls and urinate in the living room. Then, when Sean’s younger cat began to groom Gracie, he realized it was time to prepare for her death.

Our cats and dogs are family, so it’s heartbreaking to say goodbye. We can help. If you’ve never lost a pet, this is new territory.

Bring us your questions, worries, and needs. We’ll hold your hand as you make end-of-life decisions for your furry family member. 

Support your pet through each stage (and we’ll support you)
-Call us when your senior pet struggles with daily activities like walking or using the litterbox. We have ideas to improve your cat or dog’s day-to-day.
-Let’s talk again if your pet’s suffering gets worse. Pain and anxiety are normal with aging. We can prescribe medicines or call in specialists and partners for more help. We’ll make your companion as comfortable as possible.
– Eventually, you’ll notice that your pet’s quality of life has decreased enough that you’re ready to discuss an end-of-life plan. We won’t rush you into a decision. We’ll answer all your questions about euthanasia. Together we can offer your pet a peaceful transition.

Losing your pet isn’t easy. You won’t go through it alone.

5 Ways to Cope with Pet Loss
1. Reach out to close friends or family. Express feelings of grief when you have them. Give any pet siblings extra patience and love as they will also be grieving.
2. Focus on activities to calm your mind. Be prepared for the quiet in your home without your pet.
3. Hold a memorial for your recently passed pet. Continue your relationship through memories.
4. Talk to others who have lost their cat or dog. Connect with a community that understands.
5. Allow time to process your feelings. With our help, rest assured you did everything to improve your pet’s quality of life.

Moving through the loss of your pet looks different for each person and pet sibling.
Call us when it’s time. We are here for you at each stage.

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