Help your canine companion enjoy life even after they have been diagnosed with a terminal illness or have reached old age. To ensure your animal family member stays as comfortable as possible, we provide an at-home quality of life assessment, dog pain relief, including all aspects of palliative and geriatric medicine and care.
Because we are dog owners and dog lovers ourselves, we know that you want your companion to be pain-free and live their life as close to how they have always done . This only gets easier when you can get a Caring Vet to come and examine them in person in the environment where they feel most comfortable.
You will be able to make sure all aspects of their mental as well as physical health are taken care of without needing the struggle to get to your nearest veterinary clinic.
Your Dog Pain Relief Consultation
Get in touch with us now for a chat over the phone about your dog's health. We can then dispatch a Caring Vet to you come to your house and examine your pet personally. Any problems with them being a little too overeager, shy or even aggressive will not be a problem - your Vet will have faced a situation just like this before and will know exactly what to do.
After your consultation your Vet will help you plan for your dog's future well-being, creating a plan for their care, or advising you on available pet pain relief options.
Why Would I Get a Quality of Life Consultation At Home?
Any additional stress and discomfort involved in transporting your elderly or ill dog are best avoided. By getting your quality of life consultation you spare your companion this, and also make it easy to:
- Get dog painkillers and other medication to increase their comfort
- Learn how you can spot signs that your dog's health is deteriorating
- Make sure environmental as well mental and physical conditions are taken into account
- Get situational advice regarding how to adapt to your dog's changing health requirements
What Painkillers Can You Give a Dog?
Many of our clients ask us for a dog pain relief home remedy or other similar solutions, as well as about what painkillers you can give a dog. In all cases, we only recommend that you give your dog medicine that the Caring Vet has prescribed specifically for them. Otherwise you risk not taking into account their age, condition or the other factors that an expert knows need to be considered.
As well as dog pain medication, your in-home quality of life consultation can include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of wounded areas
- Treatment for infections
- Designing methods to stimulate their mind or their diet
- Talking about general pain management
Before and after your appointment you will be able to simply pick up your phone and talk to one of our Care Coordinators about your dog's condition 24 hours a day.
Signs of pain or discomfort in dogs
Signs of pain or discomfort in dogs are usually easier to spot than in cats, who will almost always try to hide the fact that they are hurting. Dogs, on the other hand, show symptoms such as:
- Loss of appetite
- Unwillingness to play or do other activities they used to enjoy
- Problems related to bathroom behaviour
- Whimpering or whining more than usual
- Growling more than usual
- General changes in personality
You need to be absolutely sure that when you book a vet home visit that you're going to be getting care from someone that you can count on. You can see below what some of our clients have said about the support that we have given them :
I want to thank you and everyone at Cloud 9 Vets for organising the Gentle Euthanasia for my cat Shelley and the post mortem and cremation afterwards. It removed a great deal of stress for her & for us, and she passed away quickly & peacefully in her own bed at home. Please thank the vet for driving 2 hours to our home on a Sunday to do this, and also for driving Shelley’s body the same evening to the animal hospital for the post mortem. All of you have been kind, sensitive and professional, and I am grateful for all your help.
Found these guys by chance and they came out on a Sunday evening to put our family dog to sleep. Excellent service, vet wonderfully compassionate, no anxiety, cannulation or pain, gentle drift to sleep, whole family there to see him off as he layed in my parents arms in front of the fire. They made a heart wrenching situation as good as it could be. Can't prise enough or recommend more highly
Thank you very much for the way you treated my daughter Rosa when you came to collect Floppy. It was a big day for her and the whole thing was made much easier by your attitude and understanding. Thanks again.
Talking with someone about Paco's condition without having to take him miles to the vet was really great. I can't speak highly enough of the knowledge of the person who came. I would suggest this to anyone in a similar position.
Abel's unexpected passing was difficult enough, so to do away with the worries of how to care for him afterwards was a real godsend. We called very late at night but they still sent someone - it did cost a little more because we hadn't registered but I would pay more for a service like this.
Learning to say goodbye to Socks and Mittens took a long time but I am grateful to Jeremy for the ongoing visits and care he provided. The advice and tea and chats we shared about how they'd be feeling in themselves made it easier to understand. I really can't thank him enough.
Call Us for No Obligation Advice
Call us during normal office hours if you want to discuss a Quality of life assessment.