As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow in Michigan and the nation, life has become confusing, very different and even scary. Governor Whitmer's executive "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order that prohibits all businesses and operations from requiring workers to leave their homes unless those workers are necessary to sustain or protect life or to conduct minimum basic operations. While Compassionate Pet Care's services are technically included in "sustaining or protecting life", services may not be able to be offered at this time. It will be determined on a case by case basis. If a visit is deemed necessary and in order to keep everyone involved safe and healthy, CDC and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) guidelines will be followed. Those guidelines include pre-screening questions about current health conditions of those in the home. These measures will be in place for the foreseeable future.
Please take care of yourselves, your loved ones and beloved pets during these uncertain times. When you do have the need to take your pets into your current veterinary clinic, please be patient with their changes in procedures and keep in mind their staff is potentially putting their lives (and even their family members's lives) on the line in order to help you and your pet. They are there because they truly care and truly want to help. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding palliative pet care, hospice pet care, end-of-life pet care, questions about COVID-19 and your pets or any other pet related questions, please consider me to be a wonderful resource to provide you information. I am still fully available online and by phone.
Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy and take care. More information about the CDC guidelines and AVMA guidelines can be found at the following links. https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19/mobile-house-call-veterinarians-covid19-pandemic