At Home Euthanasia
Euthanasia is the most difficult decision we face as pet owners. It can be difficult to determine the “right time” for your pet. Some things to consider are:
- Can your pet’s condition be improved by surgery or medication?
- Is your pet eating?
- Can your pet get around comfortably?
- Is your pet able to enjoy activities that he/she always enjoyed?
- Is your pet breathing comfortably?
If you feel your pet’s health is declining, you should always schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to assess what diagnostics or treatments may be available. Often, owners do not realize there are treatment options available until it is too late. Sometimes diagnostics can at least help you understand what the condition is and provide peace of mind in making the decision to euthanize.
Whether you need help assessing the best option for your pet, or have made the decision to eu-thanize, we are here for you. House call euthanasias can greatly reduce the stress on you and your pet by allowing you both to stay in the comfort of home. We are very flexible about performing the procedure in your pets favorite spot or even outside. We want you to have as much peace with the process as possible.
For the comfort of your pet, we place IV catheters in all of our patients prior to euthanasia. This gives us access to a vein without having to poke the pet multiple times. We administer an anes-thetic agent first to be sure your pet is anesthetized prior to administering the euthanasia solution. The euthanasia solution itself is a potent anesthetic overdose and stops the heart quickly without pain.
We work with local funeral homes and pet cemeteries to provide several options for the care of your pet. Cremation with ashes returned to you, as well as private burial are available. We will go over all of the options at the time the appointment is scheduled.