Hospice Care & In-Home Euthanasia with Dr. Gabrielle Ravina

April 27th, 2018 · 53 mins 43 secs

About this Episode

I interview Dr. Gabrielle Ravina of Peaceful Paws Veterinary Care about the options we have when we're caregiving for a terminally ill pet and about the euthanasia process. Dr. Ravina opens up about her own experiences with death as a pet owner, veterinarian and loving friend. She also covers important topics like:

  • What hospice care is
  • How she helps clients decide when and if it's time to make the decision for euthanasia
  • Using an "advanced directive" and the HHHHHMMM Scale for your pet to discuss and assess quality of life
  • What the in-home euthanasia process looks like
  • The importance of supporting the family as well as the pet during the end-of-life process
  • The end of life process - it isn't always linear and it's ok for your pet to go out on a "good" day

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