Hospice & Veterinary Home Services in Fort Collins, CO
When you and your pet cannot make it to our animal hospital, one of our veterinarians and trained technicians can come to you! These visits are especially suited for:
- Pets that are nervous or anxious within the hospital setting
- Multiple pet households
- Behavior consults
- When your own health or mobility prevents you from getting to our hospital
- End of life care and humane euthanasia
Whether it is for a sick visit or Wellness care, you can expect the same high quality care at your home as you would receive at our hospital. For your appointment, a time will be arranged that works both for you and our veterinarian to come to your house. Based on what your animal is being seen for, our veterinary team will bring equipment to perform a full physical examination, obtain laboratory samples, perform blood and eye pressures, and prescribe basic medications.
Appointments that cannot be performed at your home are:
- Radiographs (x-rays)
- Intravenous fluids or hospitalization
- Emergency visits or care of critically ill animals
- Procedures that would require sedation or anesthesia
At Advanced Animal Care of Colorado, we understand that the end of your pet’s life can be a very difficult time for both you and them. As the time gets close, our veterinarians can help you understand what to expect as your pet ages and as diseases progress. We can also help to set standards for your pet’s quality of life to help you know when it is time to say goodbye.
To make this transition as smooth as possible, our first goal is to understand what you envision at the end of your pet’s life, whether that is euthanasia at home or at our hospital within our secluded comfort room. Our veterinarian will discuss with you and your family what to expect at the end of life. You will also have the choice if you want to be present or not, though we do find that most owners want to be there at the time of passing. We work closely with Precious Memories here in Fort Collins to have your pet’s body privately cremated. You can choose either to receive their ashes back or have them scattered at the memorial grounds. We are here to help you with whatever it is that you need to make your pet’s passing as easy as possible!