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FAQ

Q:  How do I know when it is the right time for euthanasia?

A:  If you are asking this question, you are likely concerned about your pet's quality of life.  I recommend scheduling a quality of life appointment with your vet.  If your vet is unavailable, you can call Paws Finding Peace to discuss your pet's quality of life.  Below is a link to a quality of life scale.

https://aplb.org/resources/quality-of-life-scale/

Q:  What if Paws Finding Peace is not available?

A:  Paws Finding Peace is not available at all times.  Other local veterinarians who provide in-home euthanasia can be found at: inhomepeteuthanasia.com. For assistance after hours visit Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Clinic in South Deerfield

Q:  What areas does Paws Finding Peace cover?

A:  Dr. Atkins is holds a current veterinary license in Massachusetts and Connecticut and is able to serve these states.  Please visit the page entitled "in-home euthanasia" for information regarding travel fees.  You can search inhomepeteuthanasia.com for veterinarians outside of MA and CT. 

Q:  How much notice does Paws Finding Peace need? 

A:  I am usually able to accommodate same day appointments.  It is always best not to wait until a pet is in critical condition to call and discuss euthanasia.  

There is a saying in end-of-life care, "it is better to euthanize 3 days too early than 3 minutes to late".  

Q:  Is end-of-life care covered by pet insurance?

A:  Some insurance policies do cover end-of-life care, you will need to check the details of your plan.  Upon request, PFP will email you a receipt to submit to the insurance company.  PFP is always willing to complete any paperwork needed for pet insurance.  

Q:  Does the Paws Finding Peace caller ID say "Lee, MA"?

A:  Yes, my caller ID will say "Lee, MA".  However, I am located out of Holyoke, MA.  I have made multiple requests to change the caller ID information but so far have had no luck.