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End of Life Pet Care

In-Home Services

We offer in-home hospice care and euthanasia where you and your pet can remain in a comfortable, familiar and peaceful setting. We understand this is a very difficult time, so we approach every appointment with a heart full of empathy in a completely open, compassionate and non-judgmental setting. We also work with grief counselors and support groups to help heal the soul of the caregivers during this emotional journey.

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In-Home Hospice

For terminally ill or senior pets in need of extra attention and support, we can provide the necessary pain relief, nutritional changes and individualized care – all in the comforts of their home.

Hospice care is not focused around treating or curing a disease, but rather treating your pet’s symptoms to provide them with the most amount of comfort, better their quality of life and maintain the human animal bond. Services include:

  • Pain Management
  • Nutritional Changes
  • Subcutaneous Fluids
  • Disease Process Education
  • Incontinence Management
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In-Home Euthanasia

The appointment begins with the Veterinarian providing an overview of the procedure. They take as much time as you want to discuss any of your questions or concerns. The entire process is individually tailored towards your preferences, interest level and comfort.

Once you and your pet are relaxed and at peace, we give you as much time as desired to share one last memory together. After your pet has passed, you can continue to spend as much time with them as needed. A clay paw print may be made & a lock of hair may be collected if you wish.

If cremation is elected, we transport your pet out of the home in a custom carrier lined with fresh rose petals and can include their favorite toy or blanket.

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Quality of Life Calculator

To help determine the quality of life for your pet, you can use our Quality of Life Calculator. This tool is an objective test to help provide you with additional insight on your pet’s overall condition, more clarity on what you should do and greater reassurance for your decision during a time that is often very difficult and confusing.

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Pet Loss Support

Veterinary Specialty Center, Buffalo Grove:

No-cost support groups lead by a licensed mental health professional. Contact Rebecca Murray, LPC at: 847-499-5700 or [email protected].

CVMA Wings Pet Loss Support Group and Hotline, Burr Ridge:

Wings meets at 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month at: 100 Tower Drive, Suite 234, Burr Ridge, IL. Phone number: 630-325-1600. Website: chicagovma.org/pet-loss-support.

Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago:

This free group program meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm at 169 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654. Contact Tammie Bouschor at: 312-6440-8338 ext. 344 or [email protected].

Palos Park: www.drlindaharper.com

If you’re experiencing pet loss, Dr. Linda Harper has worksheets and workshops that will give you the resources needed to sort through often conflicting thoughts and emotions, as well as identify strategies for shifting negative feelings into resilience, confidence, strength and even joy. Contact Dr. Linda Harper to schedule a meeting or download her worksheet: “How to Cope Immediately After Pet Loss.”

Buffalo Grove: www.vetspecialty.com/pet-families/client-counseling-services

When experiencing grief from pet loss, Becky, a licensed clinical professional counselor, can help you sort through your feelings and emotions. Becky provides individual grief counseling, pet loss support groups, and crisis interventions at Buffalo Grove Veterinary Specialty Center.

ASPCA Pet Loss Support Program: 877-474-3310

University of Illinois Free Hotline: 217-244-2273

Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement: aplb.org

Pet Loss: petloss.com

For Children:

Dog Heaven, by C. Rylant.

Cat Heaven, by C. Rylant.

For Adults:

Coping with sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet, by M. Anderson.

A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend, by M. Montgomery.

When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing, by A. Wolfelt.

Veterinary Specialty Center, Buffalo Grove:

No-cost support groups lead by a licensed mental health professional. Contact Rebecca Murray, LPC at: 847-499-5700 or [email protected].

CVMA Wings Pet Loss Support Group and Hotline, Burr Ridge:

Wings meets at 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month at: 100 Tower Drive, Suite 234, Burr Ridge, IL. Phone number: 630-325-1600. Website: chicagovma.org/pet-loss-support.

Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago:

This free group program meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm at 169 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654. Contact Tammie Bouschor at: 312-6440-8338 ext. 344 or [email protected].

Palos Park: drlindaharper.com

If you’re experiencing pet loss, Dr. Linda Harper has worksheets and workshops that will give you the resources needed to sort through often conflicting thoughts and emotions, as well as identify strategies for shifting negative feelings into resilience, confidence, strength and even joy. Contact Dr. Linda Harper to schedule a meeting or download her worksheet: “How to Cope Immediately After Pet Loss.”

Buffalo Grove: vetspecialty.com/pet-families/client-counseling-services

When experiencing grief from pet loss, Becky, a licensed clinical professional counselor, can help you sort through your feelings and emotions. Becky provides individual grief counseling, pet loss support groups, and crisis interventions at Buffalo Grove Veterinary Specialty Center.

ASPCA Pet Loss Support Program: 877-474-3310
University of Illinois Free Hotline: 217-244-2273
Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement: aplb.org
Pet Loss: petloss.com
For Children:

Dog Heaven, by C. Rylant.

Cat Heaven, by C. Rylant.

For Adults:

Coping with sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet, by M. Anderson.

A Final Act of Caring: Ending the Life of an Animal Friend, by M. Montgomery.

When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing, by A. Wolfelt.

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