End of Life Care

Saying good-bye to a pet is one of the hardest decisions you can make.

Realizing that you are doing what is best for your pet allows you to give them the gift of passing without pain and with tons of love.

When the time comes, you have the option to be present or not. You are welcome to have family members present and you can bring your pet’s favorite toy, blanket or snack and spend as much time with them as you want.

What to expect:

You will be escorted to a comfortable room with a sofa and chair. We will take your pet to the ICU area of the hospital for a catheter to be placed in their leg. We will bring your pet back to you and will give them a sedative so they get really sleepy and then we will inject the euthanasia solution. We will listen to their heart to make sure they have passed. Just as with a natural passing, occasionally a pet will make a sound or take a breath but for the most part it is a very peaceful passing.

Please know that we completely understand how heart-breaking it is to say good-bye to a pet. We are happy to provide you with a clipping of fur and a clay paw print. We also offer cremation services (both private and communal) or we can prepare your pet for a home burial.

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