Into The Sunset Offers End of Life Care
A hospice center helps care for dogs, cats and the people who love them, through the pet's final days.
Samantha Meyers |
Posted: March 27, 2014, 4 p.m. PST
Into the Sunset Pet Transition Center, a modern pet hospice in San Diego, Calif., opens its doors to help terminally ill pets live out their lives with as little pain as possible.
The loss of a pet can be a truly devastating experience. As pets become more of an integral part of the family unit, dealing with loss can be for many, like the death of a human family member. From ensuring they are living comfortably and to knowing how and when it’s time to say goodbye, many owners struggle with making end of life choices for a beloved pet.
After after losing their five-year-old rescued chocolate Labrador, Lily, to terminal lymphoma founders Vivianne Villanueva, CPLP and her husband, Dr. Sarit Dhupa BVSc. saw a need for a new type of animal care facility. The couple opened Into the Sunset to help others deal with the difficult process of losing a pet from beginning to end.
Into the Sunset closely mirrors human hospice by offering services dedicated to making a pet comfortable as they enter the final stages of life, as well as counseling to assist pet parents with coping with the imminent loss of a pet.
Hoping to make the process less clinical, Into the Sunset's staff offers what many veterinarians offer, in a dedicated facility. Their services range from veterinary acupuncture, homeopathy, food therapy, high level pain management, to medical daycare, grief counseling, cremation services and celebration of life ceremonies.
For more information visit Intothesunsetpet.com.
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