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Finding compassionate pet end of life care near Huntington Beach, CA

pet end of life care near Huntington Beach, CA

Facing the impending loss of a beloved pet is part of ownership. They make such a positive difference in the quality of our lives, it is natural to want the best possible circumstances at the end of theirs. Compassionate end of life care that respects your feelings and wishes as well as your pet’s wellbeing is available near Huntington Beach, CA at All Creatures Care Cottage.

Goals of end-of-life care

  • Minimize pet’s discomfort, distress, and disorientation. Animals may not exhibit outward signs of suffering, so pain management is essential, along with dietary changes and plenty of love.
  • Make his final days as peaceful and respectful as possible. Surround him with favorite toys and blankets. Provide a cushioned resting place to avoid pressure sores. Be vigilant for soiling and keep him clean.
  • Provide hospice care at home, with the supervision of veterinarian. Hospice is a philosophy that death is a natural part of life. Preserving dignity at end of life means putting his best interest first – not prolonging pain or poor quality of life to postpone saying goodbye.
  • End suffering with painless humane euthanasia at the veterinary office. The animal experiences no end-of-life anxiety. The experience is similar to undergoing anesthesia, and takes only a few seconds. If your pet cannot be easily moved we can take care of this in your home.
  • Make respectful arrangements for the earthly remains. We can help with preparation for cremation or provide information on burial options.

How we can help

We are with you every step of the way, providing calming guidance on treatment and at home care. You can count on the professional advice of our veterinarians to help you decide when the time is right to euthanize. When you treat at All Creatures Care Cottage, you and your pet are not alone. Call (949) 430-7576.

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Dr. Rand Spongberg, BSc, BVMS

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A graduate from the University of California, Irvine, and Murdoch University, Dr. Rand Spongberg brings with him a plethora of skills and expertise. He is a very well established veterinarian who has a passion for animal welfare and is a firm believer in taking care of both the pet and its owner.

Dr. Spongberg prioritizes his relationships with the owners of the pets that are brought to him for help as maintaining a bond of trust and respect allows for him to better diagnose, treat and help the animals that come to him. Quality of work has always been a part of his repertoire and giving animals the best possible care whilst under his control is something Dr. Spongberg is happy to be responsible for.

In addition to being a service oriented person with a genuine compassion for animals, Dr. Spongberg maintains active memberships at the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and is the proud new owner of All Creatures Care Cottage Veterinary Hospital.