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Customized Care for Your Senior Pets

As pets age, they may need more frequent checkups than when they were younger to help pinpoint potential health issues and provide treatments to keep them healthy and comfortable. Preventive care is just as important as reactive care with senior pets. We recommend visits every 6 months to establish a baseline of health and allow our team to detect any issues as soon as possible.

Care Tailored to You and Your Pet

  • Lifestyle and Pain Management: As pets age, their dietary, activity, and lifestyle needs can change. Your veterinarian can help you evaluate your pets needs and keep them comfortable later in life.
  • Cognitive Issues: Some pets may need help maintaining their cognitive function as they age. Our veterinary team can help you assess your pet’s mental health and recommend treatments to improve overall quality of life.
  • Exams and Diagnostics: More frequent visits allow your veterinarian to check your pet’s overall condition and identify any potential medical issues that may arise. Depending on your pet’s medical history, your veterinarian may suggest additional diagnostics such as bloodwork, X-rays, or ultrasounds.
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Quality-of-Life Assessment

It’s important to our team that owners make decisions within their terms, and we want to provide resources and support during this challenging time. To help you decide what is best for your pet our team has developed a Quality of Life Assessment tool that you can use to assess your pet as they age or are diagnosed with a medical condition that alters their comfort level.

Empathetic End-of-Life Care

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet can be an incredibly difficult and painful experience. Our veterinary team knows firsthand how our pets are a part of our family. We’re here for our patients and their owners to offer compassionate end-of-life care.

Quality-of-Life Assessment

What To Expect

We aim to make the process as peaceful as possible. Owners can choose if they would like to be with their pet and if they would like the procedure performed in the clinic or outside in a private grassy area. For pets that have been seen by one of our veterinarians within a year, we may be able to accommodate at home euthanasia. Before the procedure pets will be sedated and an IV catheter will be placed. This is to ensure that the process is seamless.

We can help facilitate patient after care with aquamation provided by Anuenue Kauai Pet Aquamation who will take care of your pet’s remains with dignity.

It’s our commitment to you to be here for all the stages of your pet’s life.

If you need more information about senior care or end-of-life care options call us today.

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