Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, the largest national network of veterinarians dedicated to providing in-home hospice and euthanasia for pets, has just introduced a new teleadvice service for pet owners who need guidance from a veterinarian concerning their elderly and terminally ill pets. This comes at a particularly important time as pet owners struggle with the distancing required to slow the spread of COVID-19 and the need to care for their beloved pets.
The new nationwide service will offer guidance and triage support through 30-minute teleadvice consultations with experienced veterinarians trained in the special needs of elderly and infirm pets, including difficult end-of-life decisions. Teleadvice appointments are offered nationwide and are available to all pet parents.
“Nothing makes pet owners feel more helpless than when they learn that their pet has a terminal illness, or when they are dealing with a beloved pet in the late stages of life,” says Lap of Love’s Founder and CEO, Dr. Dani McVety.
“We’re following the same process with our new “teleadvice”
Among the many questions that Lap of Love veterinarians can help answer by phone or Skype are whether or not to take a pet to an emergency veterinary care center or clinic, what overall caretaking changes can be made to make a pet more comfortable if they are sick and elderly, evaluating quality of life, and how to encourage pets to eat.
Lap of Love veterinarians specialize in end of life and geriatric veterinary care and can help answer questions that go along with providing the best care for a beloved senior pet. They are available for teleadvice appointments via phone or Skype, whichever the pet parent prefers.
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