Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the most difficult times in a family’s life. But watching your pet suffer can be even worse. Providing compassionate care in your own home offers comfort for your pet and your family during an end-of-life experience.
In-Home Hospice Care
As a pet nears the end of life, there may come a time when aggressive treatments are not the most humane way to help your beloved pet. Our veterinarian will work closely with you to determine that time and provide comfort care that will help your pet live the end of his life without pain and surrounded by those who love him most.
When the time comes to say goodbye, doing so from your own home provides an experience that is more comforting for your pet and your family. This helps make a difficult time a little easier. Our compassionate team will work closely with you to guide you throughout the entire process, from helping determine what is best for your pet to scheduling your appointment as quickly as possible to ensuring your pet is comfortable and calm throughout the experience.
Your In-Home Euthanasia Experience
Euthanasia at home provides a compassionate end-of-life experience for your pet where he will feel calm, loved and surrounded by those who bring him comfort. We understand that it helps to understand exactly what will happen throughout the process.
Scheduling the Appointment
We will do our best to accommodate your request for an appointment on short notice, but please contact us as soon as you know that the time is coming, so we can work to make the process as easy for you as possible.
What to Expect at the Appointment
The veterinarian will begin the appointment by spending a few minutes meeting with you and your pet and will do a short examination. After meeting and examining your pet, there will be some paperwork before performing the euthanasia.
The euthanasia process is peaceful and compassionate. Your pet can be in a comfortable, familiar spot, such as on a favorite chair or in a cozy corner of the room. The doctor begins by administering a sedative that, within a few minutes, will help relax and sedate your pet. This period of mild sedation offers you a calm, quiet moment you can share with your pet. Following this, the doctor will administer a second medication that gently lets your pet pass. Throughout the visit, you may choose to be at your pet's side, or you may choose to take some time to yourself. Afterward, if you wish, you will have a few minutes with your pet to say a final goodbye.
Before the visit, you should give some thought to your wishes for final arrangements. We will take your pet's body for cremation or burial.
Need Guidance or Have Any Questions?
Please reach out to us at your convenience. We are here to help you during these challenging times. We want to be a resource for you and a shoulder to lean on.