Dr Mac Mobile Vet

Palliative Care & Pain Control

Dog At Home Palliative Care

Improve Your Pet's Quality of Life at Home

Caring for a terminally ill or elderly pet can be emotionally challenging. During this difficult time, ensuring your beloved companion is comfortable and receives the care and attention they need is of utmost importance.

Dr. Mac Mobile Vet, a compassionate and professional mobile veterinary service, that offers at-home palliative care for pets, allowing your furry family member to spend their final period of their lives in the comfort and familiar surroundings of your home.

Dr. Mac is a certified Fear Free vet which means that Dr Mac is equipped to minimize fear, anxiety, and stress in your pet, creating a calm and soothing environment for your pet at every visit.

Dr Mac is the first Vet in Adelaide to complete expert training in the best practice euthanasia, with the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA), ensuring that their end of life is done in a compassionate, peaceful and dignified way in familiar surroundings with the loved ones.

“Dr Mac is an incredible, compassionate vet who made the toughest time of saying good bye to my 9 year old rottweiler a peaceful journey. From the moment we met him he provided caring and knowledgeable advice and on the day we said goodbye, he had everything organised. I couldn't have asked for a more peaceful, gentle goodbye of my best friend.”
— Elyse

How It Works

Palliative Care for Pets at Home


Begin by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Mac. During the initial consultation, he will discuss your pet's condition, medical history, and shared goals for their palliative care.

Customized Care Plan

Dr. Mac will create a personalized care plan that may include pain management, medication, nutritional support, and more.

Regular Check-Ins

Dr. Mac will monitor your pet's condition, adjust their care plan as needed, and provide guidance on how to best care for your pet during this challenging time.


We will guide you with the difficult decision and when it’s time to say goodbye.

Emotional Support

Throughout the process, Dr. Mac offers emotional support and guidance to help you navigate the emotional challenges of saying goodbye to your beloved companion.

Pain Relief & Medications

Pain relief medications, CBD Oil consideration and advice, and providing scripts or specialist referral if required.

Pets, like humans, may require palliative care when they have a serious illness or condition that cannot be cured and is expected to worsen over time. The goal of palliative care for pets is to provide comfort, maintain their quality of life, and manage pain and symptoms.

Palliative care for pets should always be tailored to the individual pet's needs and may involve a combination of medications, dietary changes and regular check-ups. We work closely with you to create a customized care plan that ensures the best possible quality of life for your pet during their final stages of life.

Common conditions that may require at-home palliative care for pets include:


Pets diagnosed with cancer often require palliative care as cancer can be challenging to cure. Palliative care focuses on managing pain, controlling symptoms, and improving the pet's overall comfort.


Arthritis is a common condition in older pets, particularly dogs and cats. Palliative care for arthritis may involve pain management through medications and novel injections, diet, joint supplements, and lifestyle modifications to improve mobility.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

CKD is a progressive condition that affects the kidneys. Palliative care can help manage symptoms such as dehydration, loss of appetite, and nausea through dietary changes and ongoing medications.

Heart Disease

Pets with heart disease, such as congestive heart failure, may benefit from palliative care to control symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, and fluid retention. Medications and lifestyle adjustments can be part of the care plan.

Neurological Disorders

May require palliative care to manage pain, mobility issues, and paralysis.

Endocrine Disorders

Conditions like diabetes or Cushing's disease may need palliative care to regulate hormone levels and manage related symptoms.

Liver Disease

Palliative care can help manage symptoms of liver disease, such as jaundice, weight loss, and vomiting, through dietary changes and medications.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

IBD can cause chronic gastrointestinal issues in pets. Palliative care aims to alleviate symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea through diet modifications and medications.

Age-Related Decline

As pets age, they may experience a general decline in health and cognitive functions. Palliative care can help address issues related to aging, such as cognitive dysfunction, reduced mobility, and changes in behaviour.

Terminal Illness

In cases where pets have a terminal illness with a limited life expectancy, palliative care focuses on keeping the pet comfortable, managing pain, and providing emotional support to both the pet and the owner.


The Dr. Mac Mobile Vet Approach

Dr. Mac understands the unique needs of pets facing end-of-life challenges. His mission is to offer a holistic and gentle approach to palliative care, focusing on enhancing your pet's quality of life, managing their pain, and offering emotional support to you.

Comfort and Familiarity

Home is where your pet feels most comfortable. In their final period, being in a familiar environment can provide them with a sense of security and ease.

Reduced Stress

Clinic visits can be stressful for both you and your pet. With at-home palliative care, you can minimize the anxiety associated with trips to the veterinary clinic.

Personalized Care

Dr. Mac works closely with you to create a customized palliative care plan tailored to your pet's specific needs and preferences. Dr Mac will work closely with your regular Vet in order to provide the best possible care for your pet.

Quality of Life

The focus of palliative care is to ensure that your pet's remaining period is as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Dr. Mac utilizes a combination of pain management, supportive care, and compassionate attention to achieve this.

Contact Dr Mac to book your at-home vet visit.

Call 0466 519 444 or email info@drmacmobilevet.com.au.
Ph. 0466 519 444
E. info@drmacmobilevet.com.au
Monday - Saturday
8am to 6pm

Sunday Closed
Dr Mac Mobile Vet services Adelaide and surrounding Metropolitan areas, including Unley, Kensington, Magill, Modbury, Salisbury, Davoren Park, North Haven, Glenelg and Flagstaff Hill.
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