End of Life Care
It is hard knowing that you will have to let go of a loved one at some point, and it can be overwhelming to figure out how to even get to that point. - But you don’t have to go through it on your own.
These are the times when we are left with the tough choice of what to do when the diagnosis is not a question of “if”, but a matter of “how long”. I am here to offer my help if you have decided to keep your dog comfortable for however long is left.
• Massage can help maintaining the circulatory system, boost the immune system, and relax the tired muscles.
• Acupressure can bring pain relief, and quiet their mind. Sessions are usually very peaceful and relaxing for the dog.
I work with many terminally ill dogs, some with several months left – other times it is a matter of weeks, depending on the illness.
Sessions often end up being a walk down memory lane, some filled with laughter, or tears, others just being right there in the moment. The focus is on keeping your animal comfortable, and letting them keep a dignified life for as long as possible. I often hear from an owner that they cherished the sessions, because it meant that for an hour they too could relax, knowing that someone else was caring for their dog.
End of life sessions are available for both terminally ill and very geriatric dogs.
Please remember that massage is never a substitute for veterinary care.