Quality of Life Care Program
"Palliative care should not be the last resort ..... or about giving up. It's about increased quality of life and enhanced coordination of care. It is not about dying. It is about living with cancer. It's not less care. It's more care."
Fred Meyers, MD, University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Individualized Quality of Life Care Program that considers both the pet care giver's level of ability and participation, while addressing the pet's comfort and medical needs.
Administration of the most current chemotherapeutic agents and protocols.
All necessary medical therapy with treatments such as blood transfusions, electrolyte imbalance replacement, steroids, antibiotics and hormone therapy.
NURSING CARE INSTRUCTION FOR PET CARE GIVERS
Detailed instruction to pet care givers including administration of subcutaneous fluids, injections, application of pain control patches and all aspects of at home nursing care.
EFFECTIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT
Pain control through means such as use of oral medications, injections and patches.
Optimum caloric intake and nutrition through immunonutrition supplements, feeding tubes and excellent quality food sources.
Fluid intake through increased fluid consumption or subcutaneous fluids.
Proper cleanliness through bathing, brushing, applying diapers and antibiotics for tumors.
Maintaining muscle mass and healthy joints through walking, assisted swimming, harnesses, slings and physical therapy.
Joy, mental stimulation, and interaction with their family through socialization, grooming and activities.