Hospice Care

 

Does your pet suffer from a chronic illness that is diminishing his or her quality of life? Are you concerned that your elderly pet is in too much pain? Are you struggling to care for your terminally ill animal companion?

As loving pet parents, we’d all love to see our companions live as long as we do. Unfortunately, these precious babies are only with us for a finite amount of time. It’s important that we take the appropriate measures to make sure that the end of that time is spent as happily and painlessly as possible.

The hospice care services at Animal Hospital of McHenry are designed to help extend those final days while also relieving pain and reducing suffering. We understand that as difficult as it is to say goodbye to a loved one, deciding when to do so is even harder. Our compassionate staff members will be there to explain your options and help you make those tough decisions.

At Animal Hospital of McHenry, we want you to know that when that time comes, we’ll be right by your side. We know exactly what you’re going through, because each one of us has been in your shoes. Rest assured that your pet will be treated with the utmost compassion and given the opportunity to cross the Rainbow Bridge with peace and dignity.

Are you struggling with end of life decisions for your elderly or terminally ill pet? Perhaps you just have questions about how hospice care works and whether it would be a good fit for your situation. In either case, we encourage you to pick up the phone and give us a call. We’re here to help make this difficult time a little bit easier.

 

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    • Monika N.Monika N.

      We spent many years with another animal hospital in McHenry. But when the time came to put our doggy down, our vet put us off another day, delaying her pain... Read More

    • Sarah Matheny-CarnieSarah Matheny-Carnie

      We love the mchenry animal hospital!! Everyone is friend and helpful!! Our poor old man (shiba inu) was suffering from ear infections and our old vet kept saying it was just ear mites and to keep cleaning them!! After a month I had enough went here and bam ear infection!! After some antibiotics and a deep cleaning all is well!! Thank you so much for listening to my concerns and addressing them! Never going anywhere else!!

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    • Melissa CholewinskiMelissa Cholewinski

      My pup and I love it here! Always a happy greeting, appointments are easy to get in, the staff are the best and so is Dr Schmitt!

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    • Courtney HillCourtney Hill

      My super senior (14 yo) Weimaraner was seen by Dr. Schmitt as a second opinion for neck and face swelling that was not resolving. The original vet we had seen said there was not much to do for her and that she was at her end. Dr. Schmitt took time to check her and explained the options. My Weimaraner continued to get worse and Dr. Schmitt did not give up. Finally, by working together, we got the swelling down. Thank you to the caring staff and Dr. Schmitt for giving me more time with my sweet girl.

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    • Megan P.Megan P.

      This place has been great for our little guy and we are looking forward to taking our other pup there for his next check up. The staff is kind and thorough... Read More

    • Marta KenarMarta Kenar

      Dr. Tammy is a gift to animals, especially those that are forgotten. Her dedication and heart to shelter animals, had us at hello!

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    • Donna DruryDonna Drury

      Thank you for not declawing cats! Any veterinarian who does not perform barbaric outdated unnecessary p3 toe amputations on cats is tops in my book. I take my cats and dogs to a veterinarian who does not declaw cats, even if I have to travel an extra 20 minutes, it is worth it, they don't cry and whine in the car anymore like they used to when we used our ex-vet. Animals are sentient beings, not property for humans to mutilate. No wonder they used to cry on the way to our ex-vet, they were wondering if any of their body parts were going to get amputated.

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