Making the Tough Decision
The difficult and often heartbreaking decision to euthanise is always yours, as the owner, to make. If you are unsure whether it is the right time for your pet, you may want to discuss your feelings with our veterinary team. They will be able to talk about quality of life and offer you important information about your pet.
Some say it is the most difficult decision they ever have to make in their lifetime, but we see it as a way of helping your pet. Our pets give us nothing but love their entire life and so this can be a time to repay them that love. By helping them, this can end up being the most unselfish act of love we can offer them. We will do whatever we can to help you at this very difficult time.
One of the most difficult decisions is, ‘when is the right time?' You can consider the following questions which can make it easier for you:
We are here to guide you through the whole process of euthanasia. Before your pet is bought to the hospital, we discuss your wishes. Some things to think about before you bring your pet in is whether you would like to stay here with them, what kind of burial will it be, i.e. have you thought about cremation?
When you bring your pet in, he or she will be prepped with an IV, which allows you to hold and cuddle your pet through the entire procedure.
This is a very private setting; only your family and one of our vets are in the room. We will walk you through the steps of the euthanasia so that there are no surprises. You can spend as much time as you need in the comfort room, both before and after the procedure. Whatever your decision will be after your pet has gone, we can help facilitate this. If you are wanting an at-home euthanasia, we offer this service as well. Please contact our team