Pet Hospice Care Basking Ridge NJ

Veterinarians who are willing to work with individual clients to provide pet hospice at home can help train owners to deal with many of the day'to'day tasks that make caring for a dying pet so difficult.

Stirling Animal Hospital
(908) 504-3652
1158 Valley Rd
Stirling, NJ
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Somerset Veterinary Group
(908) 223-8922
1074 US Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital and Avian and Exotic Clinic
(732) 595-7763
1991 US Highway 22
Bound Brook, NJ
Promotion
Refer a friend who's pet is examined and get a $7 credit towards your next examination for any pet, to be used within a year of your pets prior examination.
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Cropping, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Branchburg Animal Hospital
(908) 450-6083
1167 Route 28
Branchburg, NJ
Promotion
Ongoing specials with free doses of Frontline or Advantix with qualifying purchase!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Housecalls For Pets
(908) 858-5312
South Ave & Terrill Rd
Scotch Plains, NJ
Promotion
$10 Off First Visit
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital
(908) 450-6273
830 Rte-202 206 North
Bridgewater, NJ
Promotion
$8.00 Nail Trim until April 14, 2013
Call to schedule
Use Code word: LocalVets
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Basicare Vet Clinic
(732) 400-5682
12 US Hwy 22 W
Green Brook, NJ
Promotion
Free Vaccines with Office Visit*
*Up to 3 vaccines with $49 office visit and $2.50 medical waste fee. Cannot be combined with any other offer or package prices. One coupon per patient.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Vaccinations

Madison Animal Hospital
(973) 692-8958
262 Main Street
Madison , NJ
Promotion
Preventive Care Clinic: Receive 50% off all vaccinations with a paid Health Exam. Please call for an appointment.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

All Pets Vet Hospital
(908) 223-8782
1011 Route 202 N
Branchburg, NJ
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Oldwick Animal Hospital
(908) 396-6679
130 Oldwick Rd
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Promotion
Frontline: Buy 6 doses, get 2 free.


Advantix: Buy 6 doses, get 2 free.

Heartgard: Buy 12 doses, $12 rebate.

Certifect: Buy 3 doses, $5 rebate
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Creature Comforts—Fido's Best Friend in the End

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By Lynn Ginsburg

Up until just a few years ago, people had one treatment option for their terminally ill pets—euthanasia—and the average veterinarian thought it better to get it over with sooner rather than later. But if Eleonora Babayants had listened to the veterinarian who advised her to put her dog Lima to sleep immediately, she and Lima would have lost out on their additional three years together. Instead of euthanasia, Babayants elected to care for Lima at home, using a relatively new program for dying pets called “pet hospice.” Pet hospice allows a dying animal to live out the rest of its life at home, pain free and surrounded by its loved ones.

“Human hospice and pet hospice are very similar ideas, because pet hospice is modeled on human hospice programs,” says Kathryn Marocchino, president and founder of Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets, a nonprofit organization that links sympathetic veterinarians with pet owners and provides education and advocacy concerning pet hospice. “The basic tenet is that you live each day until you die, and you make the best of it. And in both humans and animals, making the best of it revolves around pain management,” she says.

Veterinarians who are willing to work with individual clients to provide pet hospice at home can help train owners to deal with many of the day-to-day tasks that make caring for a dying pet so difficult. These include keeping the pet out of pain, teaching owners how to administer medications at home, even shots and IVs, instructing owners on how to keep wounds clean and prevent bedsores, and providing other suggestions to keep the pet comfortable.

“The pet owner needs a vet who is willing to support the owner with anything that may arise when taking care of a dying pet,” Babayants says. “In the case of my vet, she was willing to provide the hospice care for me. She said, ‘If it gets to the point where I need to come to the house and help, I will.’” Babayants says that although it was a bit intimidating for her, she learned how to give Lima fluids under the skin, administered shots, and learned what signs to look for to keep the dog out of pain. “The owner has to be willing to learn these basic medical techniques, but with the support of a vet who is willing to help, I found I could do anything I needed to,” Babayants says.

Another option for pet hospice care is frequent in-home visits from people trained in end-of-life care, like the veterinary students who participate in the Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Pet Hospice program. From a medical point of view, it can be difficult and scary to have a terminally ill pet at home, according to Co-Team Manager of CSU’s program, Christie Long, “especially if they require a lot of support, like administering fluids for rehydration, giving medications, keeping feeding tubes clean. It’s so stressful for a sick animal to be brought into the clinic, so we can have a much less stressed pati...

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