When your pet receives a hospice exam, here is what you can expect. First, your pet will be checked over in a general way that starts with a physical examination. This is done to help catch any potential obvious problems such as deformities, growths, areas of pain or discomfort or mobility issues.
During the visit, you will discuss your pet’s health and hospice care at home. You will have the opportunity to convey anything that may be concerning you, such as changes in behavior, appetite, or anything else that has changed. Dr. Laura will also ask you specific questions in order to highlight common potential issues, as well as to get a better sense of your pet's lifestyle at home.
If you have any records from your pet's veterinarian such as blood work and medical history, please have this available at the hospice consultation.