What to Expect
What to Expect From Our At-Home Euthanasia Appointment
We understand that your pet is a part of your family, thus, we welcome you and other family members to be present if you wish. This difficult decision is made out of a deep love for your pet. The decision to euthanize when no quality of life remains is an act of love, friendship and selflessness. We can help you make the decision to provide your companion with a peaceful and dignified end-of-life.
Choosing at home euthanasia allows your pet to be in his or her favorite location, removes the need for travel, and allows your entire family to be present. In many cases, we recommend that other pets in your home be present for part of the procedure.
Once we arrive, we will take time to speak with you and your family about your pet’s medical condition and the euthanasia procedure we perform. This is the time to ask us any and all questions you may have about euthanasia. We will take the time needed to discuss your thoughts, concerns or questions you may have regarding at-home euthanasia.
We will also give your pet a sedation injection when we arrive to be sure they are comfortable. Your pet will become sleepy then drift off to sleep before the final injection. This way, the entire process is painless and peaceful for your pet.
The Euthanasia Procedure
- We will do a sedation assessment to ensure your pet is sleeping deeply
- We will give your pet an IV catheter
- We will inject your pet with a final injection
- We will monitor your pet and will let you know when your pet has crossed the Rainbow Bridge
Once Your Pet Has Passed
- You are welcome to sit with your pet for as long as you need.
- Once you and your family are ready, we will transport your pet for cremation or burial
- If you wish, we have memorial keepsakes to help you memorialize your cherished pet
After The Visit:
- We will notify your family’s veterinarian of your pet’s passing for their records.