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In-Home Veterinary Nursing Care

The most comfort is at home.

Whether your pet needs a nail trim, glucose check, blood pressure check or ECG reading, all these things and many more can be done in the comfort of your own home. Being relaxed at home helps procedures to go much smoother ensuring a happier experience for both you and your pet and it can show more accurate readings for many tests that can be accomplished at home.

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Every detail, no matter how small.

Compassionate Pet Care provides personalized care based on each pet and their family's needs. Needs are determined by multiple factors including, but not limited, to in-home environmental assessments, medical history and treatment review.

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Quality of Life Assessment

Navigating those difficult end-of-life questions.

The most frequent question pet families ask is, "How do I know when it's time to let my pet go?" The answer to this is highly individualized to your family and your pet's situation. In this 90 minute discussion we can navigate those difficult waters and come to decision that works for you, your pet and your family.


Bronze Tail Care

Palliative comfort care

Palliative care is appropriate for patients of any age with life-limiting conditions that are not necessarily terminal.  This care service includes in-home nursing care based on the needs of the pet and veterinarian recommended treatments which can include, mental stimulation, physical therapy, mobility support, household modifications, nutritional counseling, information on disease progression and crisis management. Other services include email correspondences, 24 hour phone support services for established clients and all medical information communicated to your attending veterinarian.

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Silver Muzzle Care

Early hospice care

This care service is for pets that have been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition, but is expected to continue in life for at least 2 or more months. Examples of healthcare needs supported by early hospice care services are some cancers, early organ failure such as kidney, liver and heart disease or unknown disease processes. This care service includes all the items listed for the Bronze Tail Care and includes, but is not limited to, in-home nursing care such as subcutaneous fluid administration, bandage changes, wound care, medication administration, medical grooming, collection and delivery of laboratory samples to your veterinarian.

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Golden Paw Care

Advanced hospice care

This care service is for pets whose condition is advanced to the point that the end of their journey in life is expected within a matter of days to weeks. Examples of healthcare needs supported by advanced hospice care are advanced cancers, advanced organ failure, advanced cognitive dysfunction and unknown disease processes. This care service includes everything listed in Bronze Tail Care and Silver Muzzle Care as well as guidance with decisions pertaining to euthanasia, education and guidance with natural death, and information about aftercare and grief support.

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Respite Care

Easing your stress.

Take comfort in knowing your pet is getting expert care so can make out of town trips or long days at the office. Requires a Consultation for new clients and is provided for on a case-by-case basis.



Travel costs

Since we serve you in the comfort of your own home, there is a cost associated with travel to your home. Compassionate Pet Care travels up to 100 miles from the city of Negaunee, MI within the state of Michigan. Due to professional medical licensing we cannot service patients in Wisconsin. If you live outside this distance but within Michigan, please inquire for more information.

Services of Compassionate Pet Care of the Upper Peninsula, LLC are provided by a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) who is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Technician (CHPT) . Michigan state laws regulate practices of LVTs. Regulations state LVTs MAY NOT diagnose, prescribe, do surgery or independently euthanize pets. Please contact your primary veterinarian for those services and for any emergency care needed.