Pet Hospice & Euthanasia Services
At Gailor Animal Hospital, we know that facing the end of your pet’s life brings along some of the most difficult decisions you may ever have to make. Our team is passionate and committed to helping you through this heartbreaking time in every way that we can. As a veterinary team, but also fellow pet owners, we understand the progression of disease and aging, so you can count on us to be compassionate, empathetic, and non-judgmental when it comes to your decisions. Our team is always here to listen and guide you.
If you’re not sure where to start, let us know. We offer hospice consultations and quality of life exams, where you and your family will be able to discuss all of the questions and concerns you have in detail with your veterinarian.
Hospice Care Services
There are certain situations where our veterinarians may come to the conclusion that there is no further treatment available that can improve your pet’s health. However, that does not always mean euthanasia is the only option. We are dedicated to working with you and your pet’s diagnosis to provide the best hospice care possible, which includes the following:
- Discussing your pet’s diagnosis, home life, and your family’s lifestyle to help come up with a balanced hospice care plan
- Management of incontinence
- Bandage and wound care
- Education about the end-stage disease process
- Pain recognition and treatment
- Subcutaneous fluids
- Supplementary nutrition
Our entire team will stay in close communication with you as your pet’s diagnosis progresses. This will ensure that your pet is continuously on a correct management regimen.
Saying goodbye to your pet is never easy. You can count on the Gailor Animal Hospital team to be empathetic and compassionate during this tough time. We are dedicated to making this transition as smooth as possible for your pet and your family. Rest assured that you will be able to take as much time as you need saying goodbye to your pet and our team will be there for you every step of the way.
Cremation & Burial Services
To help ease the transition of your pet’s passing, we offer cremation and burial services through:
Borden Pet Crematory and Memorial
4517 Produce Road, Louisville KY 40218
Borden Pet Crematory and Memorial offers a variety of options to memorialize your pet that our team is happy to walk you through at any time.
Pet Loss Resources
Saying goodbye is the most difficult moment for any pet owner, but know you are not alone. Grieving the loss of your best friend is normal, but if you are struggling, please reach out for help. We have provided some helpful resources below:
- ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline: (877) 474-3310
- Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement
- Tufts University Pet Loss Support