Caring and Compassionate Pet Euthanasia
Euthanasia is something most people would rather not think about, unfortunately, when pets are old and ill, and when they appear to be suffering, sometimes pet euthanasia is the most caring and compassionate thing a pet owner can do for their pet.
Understanding When It's Time to Say Goodbye
It can be difficult for pet owners to determine when it’s time to say goodbye to their beloved pets, especially if your pet has good days and bad days. If you are unsure as to whether it’s time to say goodbye, Dr. Gerber can evaluate your pet’s health and answer your questions in order to help you make a decision.
In-Office Pet Euthanasia
Many pet owners choose in-office euthanasia for their pet. However, they still want their pet to be comfortable for the journey and to help reduce pet anxiety, Dr. Gerber can help you make your pet’s final car ride more comfortable by providing you with a sedative that you can give to your pet prior to arriving at our veterinary office.
Once you arrive in our office, you will have the option of choosing how involved you wish to be in your pet’s final moments. If you wish to stay with your beloved dog or cat throughout their final moments, our team will escort you to a private room where you can say your goodbyes and hold your pet while he or she passes.
During the procedure, your veterinarian will give your pet a sedative to put them to sleep then inject the medications that help your pet pass peacefully. Once your pet has passed, you will have the option to take your pet back home for burial or have your pet cremated.
At-Home Pet Euthanasia
An increasing number of pet owners are choosing at-home pet euthanasia in order to help their pets be as comfortable as possible and in a familiar environment. The process for at-home pet euthanasia is essentially the same as at an office. The only difference is that our veterinarian brings the medications to your home to be administered. Being at home also gives you the option of having your pet put to sleep either indoors or outdoors, depending on which you think your pet would prefer. Once the medication has been administered and your pet has passed peacefully, you will be given time to grieve. When you and your family members are ready, you can bury your pet at home or you can take your pet to be cremated.
Here at Green Lawn Animal Clinic, we offer communal or private cremation. If you elect for a private cremation, your pet’s ashes will be returned in an urn. We also offer both cremation options for pets that have passed away at home.
For questions about pet euthanasia or to schedule an appointment with Green Lawn Animal Clinic, call us at (937) 548-2875 today.