We know what a hard time this can be. Our team is here to make the entire experience as stress-free as possible.
Is It Time?
Euthanasia is a personal decision to be made by the pet’s family, with the assistance of your veterinarian if needed. Although a difficult choice, most owners find peace in being able to ease their pet’s suffering when the quality of life has deteriorated. Our staff is here to help owners determine available options at every step of the way.
Chronic and uncontrollable pain, even with veterinarian-prescribed medications.
Lack of appetite or thirst/significant weight loss
Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
Lack of activity/inability to ambulate
Loss of bodily functions.
How To Prepare
Give yourself time to make the decisions that are right for your family
Allow family and friends who love your pet an opportunity to say goodbye, including children. This may be the first time your child has experienced death. There are a multitude of children’s books available that can help you discuss the issue and comfort your child.
You may choose who will be present at the time of euthanasia. Most owners prefer to comfort their pets during the process, but many may find it too painful to be present. If you prefer not to be present, our staff is honored to wrap your pet in love and comfort on your behalf. Given the emotional nature of the process, we recommend that children not attend but owners may choose otherwise. We do not allow owners to be present during the euthanasia of small mammals or exotic animals.
You will also want to decide if you would like to take your pet home or elect cremation services. For your convenience, we provide cremation services on site. Options include a communal cremation where the remains are not returned or a memorial cremation where the remains are returned in a carved rosewood urn.