End of Life

End of Life

Many people have questions about the process of euthanasia. We always try to make this difficult time as easy as possible for both you and your pet. We will do our best to honor your wishes regarding every aspect of the euthanasia process. You are welcome to be with your pet and you can stay as long as you want afterward. Please be sure to let us know if there is anything that we can do to make things smoother for you during this time.

We will sometimes place an IV catheter so that we have secure access to the euthanasia solution. The euthanasia solution itself is a general anesthetic, causing rapid and peaceful sleep. The high dose of anesthetic then causes the heart to stop.

We offer pet cremation which can be either communal cremation or private cremation. If you elect private cremation, your pet’s ashes will be returned to you in a beautiful hand carved box from our professional pet crematory. We also can provide you with a list of pet memorial companies that provide special urns and burial products.

We are always available to help you through this process. We can help you in assessing your pet’s quality of life and determining when it is time to say goodbye.

Please call if you have any questions about any aspect of the euthanasia process.