It’s one of those terms that not everyone is familiar with, but
once you’ve witnessed “palliative care” in the case of a loved one, you’ll never
forget it. According to the World Health Organization, palliative care is a medical
approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing
complications associated with life-threatening illness, often through the prevention
and relief of suffering by treatment of pain and other problems. These treatments
are offered regardless of whether or not there is any hope of a cure by any means.
While palliative care has been available to humans for decades,
more and more veterinarians and pet parents are advocating for similar treatments
for companion animals, too. As a pet parent, you owe it to yourselves – and your
companion animals – to watch this special episode of Pet Talk.