Pet Hospice: When It’s Time to Say Goodbye

Jan 16, 2014 | 0 comments

Basset HoundHospice for pets is a growing trend, just as compassionate end-of-life care is growing for people. When pet owners look to ease the pain of a pet’s death, they also seek a more meaningful goodbye.

Kathryn Marocchino, a professor of death and dying at California State University in Vallejo and founder of the Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets, joins host Gail Rubin on A Good Goodbye Radio to discuss the end-of-life care movement for pets.

Topics include:

  • What pet owners need to know about their ailing pets to make informed quality-of-life decisions
  • How pet hospice and in-home euthanasia are different
  • Why pet hospice is a growing movement
  • What the growth of pet hospice says about our culture
  • How pet owners can become better prepared to deal with people deaths

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A Good Goodbye is an entertaining and educational weekly 60-minute online radio show on “everything you need to know before you go.” A Good Goodbye covers a wide range of critical information most people don’t consider until there’s a death in the family. Host Gail Rubin, CT, brings a light touch to a serious subject and presents expert interviews on funeral planning issues with practical insights into the party no one wants to plan.

By planning ahead and having a conversation, families can reduce stress at a time of grief, minimize family conflict, save money and create a meaningful, memorable “good goodbye.”

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