When preparing for your pet’s euthanasia, it is helpful to:
- Ask your veterinarian to describe the methods and details of the procedure.
- Decide whether or not to be present during your pet’s euthanasia.
- Decide who else (if anyone) you would like to have present during this time. If you wish to be alone during the procedure, you may still want to ask a friend or family member to accompany you to the appointment so you will have support before and afterward.
- Plan the logistical details.
- When should it take place?
- Where should it take place?
- How will you care for your pet’s body?
- What will you transport/bury your pet’s body in if you take it with you?
- Consider a post-mortem examination. Post-mortems can potentially answer the questions you may have regarding your pet’s illness or injury.
- Think about how you want to say goodbye and/or memorialize your pet.
Deciding when your pet may need euthanasia is a very personal and private decision, but that doesn’t mean you have to make this difficult choice on your own. Our humane euthanasia services are conducted with respect, compassion, and care. Before you struggle through one more day with a sick, elderly, or terminally ill pet that is suffering, call us to learn how we can help.