Contrary to popular belief, hospice doesn’t mean you’re giving up on your dog. Although making the decision is difficult, it simply means you’re noticing some decreases in quality of life and want to reduce pain, increase comfort, and have a little help in doing so. 

The words “there’s nothing else we can do” don’t necessarily imply that euthanasia is your only option. Hospice care for your dog near the end of their life is a unique approach to the demands that your dog has at that time. In particular, this method focuses on treating symptoms and ensuring that they remain happy for the longest period of time possible.

Published by AmberLDrake

Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.