Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Other patients have been told by well-meaning people that they shouldn't care as much as they do for their pets--that there is something wrong with their attachment to them during this time. Instead of supporting the patient by helping with their pet's care, family and friends encourage them to give them up. Patients find themselves caught between their dependency on other humans and the need for their pets' love and companionship. After such a decision has been made, these patients are left grieving and guilt-ridden at a time when they should be focused on other unfinished business.
Pet Peace of Mind is so much more than a program that pays for veterinary care and pet food. It validates the relationship between pets and patients, giving them the freedom to enjoy one another's company at a time when they need each other the most. We are so proud to be associated with hospices that understand this and want to partner with us to keep patients and pets together.