Caring and Compassionate Pet Euthanasia
Euthanasia is something most people would rather not think about, but unfortunately pets become old and ill. When they appear to be suffering, sometimes pet euthanasia is the most caring and compassionate decision a pet owner can make for their pet.
Understanding When It's Time to Say Goodbye
It can be difficult for pet owners to determine when it’s time to say goodbye to their beloved pets, especially if your pet has good days and bad days. If you are unsure as to whether it’s time to say goodbye, Hidden Valley Animal Clinic can evaluate your pet’s health and answer your questions in order to help you make a decision.
1. Your Pet Is in Chronic Pain that Cannot Be Alleviated with Medication
2. Your Pet Has Stopped Eating and/or Lost Weight
3. Your Pet Has Chronic Vomiting and Diarrhea that Cannot Be Controlled
4. Your Pet’s Activity Levels Have Dropped
5. Your Pet Can No Longer Stand or Walk on His or Her Own
In-Office Pet Euthanasia
Here atHidden Valley Animal Clinic we provide in-office pet euthanasia.
Once you arrive to our office, you will have the option of choosing how involved you wish to be in your pet’s final moments. If you wish to stay with your beloved dog or cat throughout the entire process, our team will escort you to a private room where you can say your goodbyes and hold or lay with your pet while he or she passes.
To ensure that this procedure is peaceful and humane, your veterinarian will first give your pet an injection of a sedative. Once this sedative has taken full effect, your pet will reach a plane of anesthesia where they are no longer aware of their surroundings. You may choose to leave your pet at this time if you do not wish to be present for the final injection. The final injection is the medication that will help your pet pass peacefully. Once your pet has passed, you will have the option to take your pet back home for burial, or we can help you send your pet to a place where he or she can be cremated, and you can retrieve the ashes at a later date.
For questions about pet euthanasia or to schedule an appointment with Hidden Valley Animal Clinic, call us at (724)-941-3900 today. We are available to make this difficult process a little easier on your family.