Updated: July 27, 2009 01:49 PM EDT

Indianapolis - When a pet has a terminal illness, you may have to make a difficult decision. While many pet owners may immediately think of putting the animal to sleep, there is another option. It's called palliative care, or hospice care. It involves caring for the animal at home and keeping him comfortable until the end of life.

Dr. Sandi Norman, Indiana State Board of Animal Health, knows about this issue on a personal level. Continue reading