It is unfortunate, but a reality of life, that most of us will, at some time, have to make the decision to let our pet go to alleviate the suffering of an acute or chronic illness, for which the prognosis is poor. In making end of life decisions, we are here to listen to you and help you decide when the time is appropriate to provide your companion with a peaceful and dignified end of life. We can discuss your pet’s quality of life and possible medications to help alleviate their suffering. The decision to euthanize your suffering pet can be the final gift which you give them. We will stand by you in this decision, help answer all your questions, and provide guidance in making the right decisions for your pet and family members.
We provide detailed information to you about the process of euthanasia, so you will understand the process and will be prepared. We frequently recommend sedation prior to euthanasia to ease anxiety, but will leave all choices ultimately up to you. You and your family may choose to be present or not. If you choose not to be present, we will treat your pet as our own and hold them through the end of life transition.
It is important to discuss and make all these decisions, including after care for your pet, ahead of time. Some people take their pet home for burial, but many choose cremation. We use Faithful Companions Pet Cremation Services. They provide very personalized and caring private or communal cremation services according to your wishes.