No Hope For Ill Pets- Try Hospice Care

December 18, 2007 | By Matt Van Hoven | Category: Health & Wellness | 534 comments
Tags: hospice, dogs, health & wellness

NATIONWIDE – Another form of animal care has emerged in recent years that addresses the toughest part of caring for an animal companion – the end of its life.

Angels Gate, a New York based Hospice, is one such care provider. They take in animals deemed un-adoptable by shelters and rescues, as well as those whose owners can no longer care for them. Hospice owner Susan Marino and her team care for over 200 animals out of their upstate New York home.

Marino says hospice care isn't an alternative to euthanasia when a pet doesn't have potential for good quality of life. But in treating illness and disability, she says there's a good chance rehabilitation will extend an animal's life.

But not just anyone can provide this care – Marino, an RN and certified vet tech, has implemented holistic treatments to her arsenal of care. She says without proper training, caregivers could be doing more harm than good.

Care includes hydro-therapy, holistic treatments when medication doesn't work, massage and much more. We'll have more for you on Angels Gate and the work they do as part of our series on hospice care.

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J O.
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J O.
5 years ago

I agree with many people here. If your pet is that bad that you can no longer care for it, it deserves a peaceful end to its life with you there to say goodbye. Isn't it stressful for a sick animal to get shipped off to a strange place?

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mike h.
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mike h.
5 years ago

I don't know about this

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