Common Inquiries and Resources

How will I know it's time?

This is often the most difficult question to answer as it is so variable and personal for everyone. I feel that it is better to say goodbye (what feels like) too early, than a minute too late. Generally, as pets decline, they lose interest in things that used to previously excite them - play, food, water, and family.


Quality of life scales can help bring some clarity and are available here: 


https://vet.osu.edu/vmc/sites/default/files/import/assets/pdf/hospital/companionAnimals/HonoringtheBond/HowDoIKnowWhen.pdf

https://www.greymuzzle.org/grey-matters/health-and-well-being-end-life-care-and-planning-care-end-life/helping-your-dog-cross

Who can help me make this decision?

I recommend speaking to your primary care veterinarian as they know your pet best and can provide recommendations for hospice care and pain management if appropriate.

How far in advanced should I make an appointment?

Ideally, an appointment is scheduled a few days in advance. Sometimes this just isn't possible though. I will do my best to accommodate appointments with short notice.

How do I prepare for an appointment?

After making an appointment, there's nothing you need to do other than continue to provide your pet with the things that make them happiest in their final days.

Will you help exotic species?

I am able to help any pet pass peacefully - cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, and more.

What are the COVID policies?

Thank you for trusting and allowing me to come into your home at such a vulnerable time. I am fully vaccinated and plan to always be masked during appointments. If your family wishes to take further precautions, I am more than happy to comply. If you have recently been feverish, sick, or tested positive, please let me know.

What forms of payment are accepted?

At this time, Forever Memories Pet Care can accept payment in the form of cash, check, or card.