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.
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.