In home care for sick patients includes full physical exams, diagnostics, laboratory
services, treatments such as medication and fluid administration, pain control, and dispensing of medication. Hospice care is also available, including quality of life evaluations, pain management and end-of-life care.
If your pet is sick, Dr. Lavine will first discuss with you if your pet would be better treated at a veterinary hospital rather than a house call. Circumstances would include cases requiring immediate hospitalization, radiographs, advanced diagnostics or surgery.
At home, watch for subtle changes in your pet’s body weight, water intake, appetite,
urination and bowel habits, lumps and bumps, general activity level and attitude. These changes may be signs of medical problems and VetCierge should be alerted immediately.