To all of us who’ve ever had the unconditional love of a dog, will dread the time when we have to say goodbye to them. This time comes to us all I’m afraid, so we want to make it as stress-free, comfortable and painless for all those involved. Our veterinarians are the best-qualified people to help guide you through this challenging process. In some cases, your veterinarian may be able to tell you definitively that it’s time to euthanize your pet, but in others, you may ultimately need to make your decision based on your observation of your pet’s behaviour.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
Euthanasia is the humane ending of a pet’s life. Pet euthanasia is a massive overdose of anesthesia. A tired, relaxing, falling asleep feeling is what your pet experiences. First, a calming sedative can be given under the skin, if your pet seems anxious or scared. Once relaxed, an intravenous injection of a solution of pharmaceutical agents will be administered, that will quickly stop the heart and brain functions usually within 1-2 minutes. When there are more bad days than good, or if your dog is suffering, you will know when the time is right.
Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?
Yes, for sure. A lot of house call vets will euthanize your dog in the comfort of your own home. Some people find this a better option as they can be in their own home, the dog is more relaxed, and the family can grieve in peace.
How is the euthanasia drug administered?
The euthanasia drug is administered via injection, into the vein, on the front leg. Once a catheter is placed and the family is ready, the veterinarian inserts the needle into the catheter and slowly administers the drug.
What is the cost of pet euthanasia?
Please call us to know more about Euthanasia prices. Prices for cremation depends on whether the client would like ashes back or not. Also, different types of ceramic and wooden urns are available. We also offer clay paw print impressions too.
Does your clinic provide bereavement counselling?
No we don’t, but we can certainly help the client find some information.