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Euthanasia


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.

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Overview

Euthanasia is commonly referred to as “putting down” or “putting to sleep”. This is a very tough decision many pet owners must make at the last stage of their pet’s life. The veterinary euthanasia procedure is very peaceful. An intravenous catheter is placed, sometimes the animal is sedated and the euthanasia solution is administered directly into your pet's system through the vein. Their last moments are peaceful and comfortable.

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, sadly, there comes a time to say goodbye. Euthanasia offers a peaceful, controlled option for the end of our pet's life. Based on the age, health and current pain levels of your pet, 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 varies from pet owner to pet owner. We do offer quality of life exams to give you peace of mind and time to talk to the doctor about your decision and options for your pet. 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.

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 to support through the grieving process.