WICHITA — A year ago, Skaer Veterinary Clinic started making house calls.
Now, it’s going one step further and offering hospice care for sick and elderly cats and dogs.
“Hospice is a little more in depth,” says practice manager Karen Williams.
“It’s something new,” she says of the growing national trend for pet hospice.
“It’s more comfortable for the pets and easier,” Williams says. The idea is “for us to come into their environment and help them feel comfortable.”
The idea isn’t to cure a pet but to make it feel better.
“Hospice is just like it is for humans,” Williams says. “It’s always family centered, and it’s the same thing for a pet.”