House Calls for Pets is a veterinary practice dedicated to enriching end of life care for pets.
The end of life is a special stage in a pet’s life and it deserves special attention. Time feels even more precious with the dawning realization that time together is drawing to a close. There may be signs that a pet’s body is winding down, that they are less able to engage in their world, be who they used to be, or even be who they wish to be now. And it is natural to worry about their quality of life and what the future holds for them. I have been down this road many times, both personally and professionally, and I am here to offer help.
“Sometimes we can offer a cure, sometimes only a salve, sometimes not even that. But whatever we can offer, our interventions, and the risks and sacrifices they entail, are justified only if they serve the larger aims of a… life. When we forget that, the suffering we inflict can be barbaric. When we remember it the good we do can be breathtaking.” (Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End)