The very thought of it fills every pet owner with a deep sense of dread: that inevitable day when they’ll have to let their ailing furry companion go.
But some mobile veterinary practices in the Triangle are making those end-of-life transitions a little easier for owners and animals alike. Veterinary hospice care is a growing specialty that means at-home care and euthanasia for sick animals, sparing pets and their people the added anxiety of a trip to the vet during an already stressful time.
At-home care for pets is not a new concept. But the majority of pet owners still use brick-and-mortar clinics whose vets can’t leave their practices on a moment’s notice to provide home end-of-life care.
That’s where specialized veterinarians such as Dr. Dana Lewis of Morrisville and Dr. Jennifer Frey of Raleigh come in.