PET HOSPICE SERVICES

What is veterinary hospice?

Veterinary Hospice is a family-centered, medically supervised, and team-oriented service dedicated to maintaining comfort and quality of life for the terminally ill or geriatric pet until natural death occurs or the family elects euthanasia.

Modeled originally from human hospice, this specific type of veterinary care is focused on the comfort of your pet, not at finding a cure for his or her disease. It is important to note that veterinary hospice does not include any diagnostic or blood-work services. Their goal is to focus on comfort and maintaining the human animal bond.

For more information on a wonderful hospice service, visit Lap Of Love here.

STAGES OF GRIEF

Stages of grief can be complex. This chart may help you as well as your client understand the emotions they are experiencing.

  

ONLINE SUPPORT

Help with pet loss

Pet Loss Help

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Animal health foundation

Pet Loss support for kids

Helping children cope

PET LOSS/GRIEF COUNSELORS

QUÉBEC

 France Carlos is a therapist designed to help guide our clients who are struggling to cope with their grief. One or two meetings can make all the difference. She is also the author of a book on Animal Mourning, titled Deuil animalier.

Lyne Pion accompanies pet owners through their mourning process.  She is the author of the books Taming Animal Mourning and Does Everyone Die?. There is no reason not to seek help.

ONTARIO

Vive la Vita Therapies-Pet
Loss & Bereavement Counselling

Serving Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, Elora, Fergus and surrounding areas of Waterloo Region, Wellington County and the GTA.

Phone: 226-243-5737
Website: www.vivelavitatherapies.ca

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Daybreak Counselling Services, Laurel Horn

South Surrey, BC
Phone: (604) 802-6959
Website: http://www.daybreakcounselling.com
Email: lhorn@telus.net

SASKATCHEWAN

University of Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Center: Veterinary Social Work Services

For many, animals are beloved family members, friends and companions. When they are sick or injured, owners experience a variety of emotions and challenges.

As part of the treatment team at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre, the Veterinary Social Work Program is here to support you through this difficult time.

  • Offering emotional support during diagnostic testing, treatment or euthanasia

  • Helping you communicate your questions and concerns to your veterinary medical team

  • Helping you communicate your animal's illness and possible death to your children

  • Helping you and your family work through your loss

  • Support and referral for farm stress due to issues with your herd or production animals

  • Support and referral for family members who are caring for seriously ill pets

  • Support and referral for issues such as abuse (animals/people) and alcohol/drug addictions

Phone: 306-966-2852 for social work services

Website: http://www.usask.ca/vmc/services/social-work.php

PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUPS

ONTARIO

Ontario Pet Loss Support Group

Website: http://www.ontariopetloss.org
Email: ontariopetloss@gmail.com

Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support

Website: www.daybydaypetsupport.com

Daybreak Counselling Services, Laurel Horn

South Surrey, BC
Phone: (604) 802-6959
Website: http://www.daybreakcounselling.com
Email: lhorn@telus.net

Pet Loss Support Group Ottawa

Monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month, please see website for dates and locations

Website: www.ottawapetloss.com
Email: ottawapetloss@gmail.com

Pawsway Pet Loss Support Group

Time: First Saturday of each month 11:30am-1pm, see website
for calendar for the next available session No charge but Registration
is required! Email pawswaypetlossgroup@gmail.com to register.

Website: www.pawsway.ca/programming/seminars/pet-loss-support-group
Email: pawswaypetlossgroup@gmail.com

GREATER TORONTO AREA

Metro Toronto Animal Loss Support Group: D. Elizabeth Mayhew (416)264-6125

Ontario Pet Loss: http://www.ontariopetloss.org/

Mississauga Pets: http://www.mississaugapets.com/petloss.html

Sessions are offered in the following locations:
Mississauga area (905) 272-4040
Oakville area (905) 842-2252
Burlington area (905) 637-5233

OTTAWA

Pet Loss Support Group Ottawa

Monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month, please see website for dates and locations

Website: www.ottawapetloss.com
Email: ottawapetloss@gmail.com

Pawsway Pet Loss Support Group

Time: First Saturday of each month 11:30am-1pm, see website
for calendar for the next available session No charge but Registration
is required! Email pawswaypetlossgroup@gmail.com to register.

Website: www.pawsway.ca/programming/seminars/pet-loss-support-group
Email: pawswaypetlossgroup@gmail.com