What is the difference between hospice and palliative care for my senior cat? - The Waggin' Train Veterinary Clinic

That's truly a good question. And I'll be honest with you. One that I had to look up myself to get the answer, but so the way I know it now, and the way I think of it is this. Palliative care is when you were trying to control the pain or suffering of an animal, but there is still hope of a recovery or a cure, whereas hospice care is still the ultimate goal is to try to make an animal comfortable, to remove whatever pain and suffering that cat might be going through. But with hospice care, typically there is no chance of a resolution or a cure. You have reached the end of your treatment options, and you're just trying to make the cat comfortable until they pass or can be put down.