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7211 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. • Naples, FL 34119

What is
Animal Hospice Care?

Animal hospice care is veterinarian-provided comfort care for pets. More and more people are choosing this type of care as a compassionate option for their pets at the end stage of their lives, such as the time period after receiving a pet’s terminal diagnosis. The focus is on keeping the pet comfortable and offering them the best quality of life possible, while supporting the family and offering guidance on their pet’s continued care.
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What is the hospice experience like?

Dr. Sara and her team tailors their hospice care to the unique needs of each pet. They work closely with each family to develop a comfort care plan that fits. Each situation is a bit different, as each pet is unique. The care plan may involve medications to relieve pain and nausea, fluid therapy and nutritional guidance. Integrative therapies such as acupuncture, cold laser therapy, and massage are also of great benefit to our pets at this stage of their life. The length of time a pet spends in hospice care depends on the individual pet, and may vary between days and months.
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Does hospice care always lead to euthanasia?

No, definitely not. In some cases, euthanasia may not be desired or needed and the pet may die a natural death at home. This is similar to a true human hospice model. At Harmony Animal Hospital we strongly believe that euthanasia should be considered if it is the most compassionate choice to alleviate the pet’s suffering. However, we will support a natural death when appropriate and preferred by an owner.


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Harmony Animal Hospital
7211 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Suite 13
Naples, FL 34119
(239) 384-9934

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Hospital Hours

MON:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
TUE:  9:00 am - 9:00 pm
WED:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
THU:  9:00 am - 9:00 pm
FRI:  9:00 am - 9:00 pm
SAT:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SUN:       - CLOSED -

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