Sunset Mobile Veterinary Services For Your Pet

Sunset Veterinary Services was started to provide loving, compassionate and tender care for aging pets and their family members. We know that every pet, and every person that loves them, has unique needs.

Our mission is to spend time getting to know our four legged and human clients so that we can help devise treatment strategies to address any issues and needs your pet may have as they age. We will be there when that difficult decision comes, to say the final goodbye.

End of Life Services:

In-Home Pet Euthanasia

We do in-home consultations and quality of life/hospice exams for pets. We will work with you and your veterinarian to help you decide what steps need to be taken to keep your pet living the best life that they can, for as long as they can.

We are there for you as you go through the difficult process of preparing to say goodbye to your beloved pet. We feel honored to be able guide you through a peaceful, dignified, and respectful final goodbye, tailored to meet you and your pets needs.

Geriatric Care for Pets

Making sure your pet is comfortable as they Age

As your pet gets older their needs change, but that doesn’t mean they can’t live a comfortable and vibrant life.  Sunset Veterinary Services can work with you to make sure your senior pet is living their best life into their golden years.

Hospice and Palliative Care for Pets

Comfort care in the home for chronic or terminal conditions

The goal of palliative care is to provide relief from pain, decrease stress, and improve your pet’s quality of life. They can still experience joy even while dealing with a serious, chronic, or terminal condition. Palliative care can be started at any stage of the illness and continue into hospice care.

The goal of hospice care is it to provide comfort when a cure may not be possible. Hospice care is usually started when current treatment options are not working any longer, or having a negative impact on quality of life. Hospice care includes palliative care, and focuses on improving quality of life when we may not be able to increase the length of life. Hospice care includes discussing and planning for a peaceful end-of-of life experience.

In Memoriam

Carni

Because you are “just a dog” you never learned to hold a grudge. As a human being, dog lover,…

Frequently Asked Questions

We want the euthanasia process to be as peaceful as possible for you and your pet. We can perform our services in your home – or outside in your pet’s favorite spot. We want your pet to be in a space where they are calm. This can be on a bed, sofa, chair – in your arms or on your lap.

Once we have made sure your pet is as comfortable as possible and answered any questions or concerns you may have, we will then give your pet a sedative. This is a mix of anesthesia and pain control so that your pet will be in a deep sleep and pain free, completely relaxed and comfortable. This sedative takes effect over a period of minutes. Once that deep sleep is achieved the euthanasia solution is administered. This medication will cause the heart and respirations (breathing) to stop. We will confirm this by listening to your pet’s heart. After your pet has passed you can spend time with them – and we can help you with any aftercare arrangements.

The decision to euthanize is one of the most difficult decisions we will ever make in our lives. It is different and uniquely personal for each pet parent. We are never “ready” to say goodbye and forever is not even long enough for us to have these amazing animals in our lives. The truth is that there is no one “time” that is going to be the “right” time. Each pet is different and no one parameter can lead us to this decision. Your regular veterinarian may be able to give you advice and insight since they know your pet’s medical history. Sunset Veterinary Services can be a trusted advisor when this time comes – by observing your pet in their home where they are most comfortable. If you are struggling with this decision, we can help you with a quality-of- life consultation. This quality of life assessment tool can also help when you are dealing with this time in your pet’s life.

We want the euthanasia process to be as peaceful as possible for you and your pet. We can perform our services in your home – or outside in your pet’s favorite spot. We want your pet to be in a space where they are calm. This can be on a bed, sofa, chair – in your arms or on your lap. Once we have made sure your baby is as comfortable as possible and answered any questions or concerns you may have, we will then give your pet a sedative. This is a mix of anesthesia and pain control so that your pet will be in a deep sleep and pain free, completely relaxed and comfortable. This sedative takes effect over a period of minutes. Once that deep sleep is achieved the euthanasia solution is administered. This medication will cause the heart and respirations (breathing) to stop. We will confirm this by listening to your pet’s heart. After your pet has passed you can spend time with them – and we can help you with any aftercare arrangements.

If you have Sunset Veterinary Services arrange for cremation, your pet will be gently and respectfully driven to Horizon Pet Cremation where they are safely held in a climate-controlled environment until the time comes to carry out your aftercare wishes, whether that is private or communal cremation.