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Moore Lane Veterinary Hospital


Euthanizing a pet is not an easy decision. We are here to discuss options and assist in every way we can during this difficult time.


Euthanasia is commonly referred to as “putting down” or “putting to sleep”. This is a very hard decision many pet owners must make at the last stage of their pet’s life.

Why euthanasia?

Just as we all age, so do our beloved pets. As much as we would love for all of our pets to be in our lives forever, there comes a time to say goodbye. Euthanasia offers a peaceful, controlled option for the end of our pet's life. Based on your pet's quality of life, euthanasia may be something to consider.

When is the time right?

Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize an animal, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. Your top concern should be about your pet’s quality of life, difficulties that come with old age, and the pain they may be suffering.

What To Expect

Euthanasia is a painless option to help end suffering once a pet’s quality of life has severely deteriorated. Our Veterinarians will walk you through every step of the process. Our reception team will quickly check the pet in for the appointment while taking care of all paperwork and payment. We want to ensure that your focus can remain on your loved one and that you are able to leave at your convenience and without bother. A veterinary technician will briefly check in with the owner and the pet. They will then take the pet to our treatment area for the placement of an IV catheter to make sure the pet stays comfortable throughout the procedure. If preferred by the owner or if needed for the safety or comfort of the pet, a premedication may be given at this time to calm the pet. If the owner chooses to be present, the pet is then returned to the owner until they are ready to move forward.

The veterinarian will then confirm the owner’s choice and help prepare owners for the euthanasia. When the time is ready, the veterinarian will perform the euthanasia. The owners are then allowed all time they need with the pet prior to leaving. The grieving process is extremely difficult for most, and our staff is here to answer any questions you may have throughout the process and after.

How should I get more information or ask for help?

Our veterinarians are available to discuss your options. They are very familiar with the experience, and are able to talk about the process and the feelings that come with it. Please make an appointment or contact us for information on options, timelines, and references for support through the grieving process.