Veterinary Services

Pet End-of-Life Care

Losing a beloved pet is an emotional journey. At Ladson Veterinary Hospital, we understand the deep connection and love you share with your furry family members. In times of heartache and difficult decisions, our compassionate team supports you with considerate and empathetic end-of-life care services for your cherished companions.

A senior dog lying down on the floor with his ball
a dog sitting outdoor enjoying

Understanding When It’s Time

Determining when to say goodbye to your pet is a challenging decision that requires careful consideration. Our team is here to provide guidance and support. Some signs that may indicate it’s time for end-of-life care include:

Quality of Life: Assess your pet’s quality of life using resources like Lap of Love’s Quality of Life Scoring Tools.

Pain and Discomfort: Persistent pain, discomfort, or a decline in mobility can be indicators.

Loss of Appetite: A significant decrease in appetite or difficulty eating.

Changes in Behavior: Noticeable changes in behavior, such as withdrawal or aggression.

Incurable Illness: A diagnosis of an incurable or terminal illness.

Services We Offer

We provide a range of end-of-life care services to ensure that your pet’s final moments are handled with dignity and compassion. Our services include:

  • Pet Euthanasia: A peaceful and painless transition for your pet, administered with the utmost care and empathy.
  • Pet Aftercare: We are partnered with Pet Rest in Goose Creek to provide pet patients with a dignified cremation.

Our compassionate team is available to discuss these services with you and help you make the decisions that best align with your pet’s needs and preferences.

Additional Resources for Support

In collaboration with reputable services like Pet Rest and Palmetto Pet Aquamation, we aim to provide you with a variety of choices to meet your specific needs during this challenging time.

If you are uncertain about this decision, visit Lap of Love’s Quality of Life Scoring Tools online to assess your pet’s well-being.

Our caring veterinary team is ready to take your call and assist with making the necessary arrangements. We are dedicated to providing thoughtful and compassionate end-of-life care for your cherished pets. Please let us know your preferences as we strive to make this difficult time as comfortable as possible for you and your family.