Humane Euthanasia

End of Life Care

One of the kindest acts we can do for our extremely sick or severely injured pets that have no chance for a good quality of life is to perform humane euthanasia.  While the decision is never easy, it can seem very overwhelming and somewhat impossible.  No one wants to say goodbye to a beloved pet that has given us so much. However, many unexpected situations can occur when we need to consider humane euthanasia, including a terminal illness, a critical injury, or when the financial and emotional costs are beyond our means.  

We understand the strong bonds that form with our pets, and our compassionate team is here to help you make the right decision.  We want to make sure that you fully understand your pet’s condition, quality of life, and chances of recovery.  Our team is here to answer your questions and give you as much information as possible about your pet.

Our goal is to make the humane euthanasia process as easy as possible for you.  If you have made the decision to humanely euthanize your beloved pet, we are here for you.  When you get to the clinic, we will usher you into a Comfort Room that allows you privacy to get the most out of the time you have left with your pet. We will perform the humane euthanasia painlessly, which involves medications that need to be given through an IV catheter.  Your pet will first receive a strong sedative that puts him or her into a deep, restful sleep.  Once completely asleep, we will give the humane euthanasia solution.  

You have the option of being with your pet as the medications are being given.  However, we realize that sometimes saying goodbye is just too hard to watch.  If you choose to not be present during the humane euthanasia, you can be assured that your pet will be comforted and loved by our caring staff.  Our top priority is to make this process as easy and comfortable as possible for you and your pet. 

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 Cremation Services

For those pet owners electing cremation services, we work directly with Pet Angel Memorial Center.  Pet Angel offers a variety of options on urns, paw prints, and several other services to help you remember your beloved pet.  The communal option does not return ashes, but Pet Angel will lovingly make sure your pet is cremated and the ashes scattered at sea.  If you do not want cremation, you have the option of taking your pet home for an at-home burial.*  No matter which option you choose, we will be right there with you.

*Please see your county’s guidance regarding the burial of humanely euthanized animals.

If you would like to know more about cremation options, please visit Pet Angel’s website.

If you would like to know more about humane euthanasias, the American Veterinary Medical Association has a great article.