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Euthanasia

Euthanizing a pet is not an easy decision. We are here to discuss options and assist in every way we can during this difficult time.

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Overview

Euthanasia is commonly referred to as “putting a pet to sleep".

Why euthanasia?

As much as we would love for all of our pets to be in our lives forever, there comes a time to say goodbye. This can be a difficult decision. Euthanasia offers a peaceful, controlled option for the end of our pet's life. Based on your pet's quality of life, euthanasia may be something to consider.

When is the time right?

Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize an animal, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet to pet, and owner to owner. Your top concern should be your pet’s quality of life.

What should I expect?

Once you and your doctor have determined that this is the best choice, our doctors and staff will explain the euthanasia process, which is designed to be as peaceful as possible. We encourage you and your family to make whatever decision is best for you - to be present through the euthanasia, or to take the time to say your goodbyes and then allow our staff to comfort your pet through the calm and peaceful process.

Care of Body

There are a number of wonderful ways to memorialize your beloved pet. Our staff can help you decide among several options.

How should I get more information or ask for help?

Our veterinarians are very familiar with the experience and are able to talk about the process and the feelings that come with it. Please make an appointment or contact us for information on options, timelines and references to support through the grieving process.