Palliative care makes your dog as comfortable as possible by easing symptoms associated with cancer. For example, Hospice is a palliative care-based organization. Remember, Hospice DOES NOT mean you are giving up. It simply means you are making your dog more comfortable along the dog cancer journey.

Palliative Care Does Not Mean Euthanasia

Palliative care is a form of treatment that focuses on improving quality of life and relieving suffering. It is used in situations where the patient is expected to die, but not because of the disease itself.

In most cases, palliative care is administered when a dog has been diagnosed with cancer or another terminal illness. It’s important to note that palliative care does not involve euthanasia—that’s an entirely different process.

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.