A “Comfort Kit” is something we dispense to our comfort care families when we are concerned that an emergency might happen, such as sudden distress or pain.
A Comfort Kit includes several pre-loaded syringes of a pain medication plus a sedative that families can give by subcutaneous (under the skin) injection in the case of an emergency. This easily administered injection provides both pain relief and sedation, and reduces any feelings of discomfort or distress.
A Comfort Kit provides relief not just for the pet, but for the family as well. For example, if a sudden crisis were to occur in the middle of the night, families would have on hand an intervention that will provide comfort until the vet arrives for euthanasia or reevaluation, or to provide comfort while en route to an emergency hospital if care is needed in the middle of the night.