It is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one. Many people feel their pets are part of the family, which is why it is always so difficult to make the final decision. When this decision is made and loved ones would like to be present, an appointment is necessary. This ensures enough time will be given for the pet and their family to take as much time as they need to.
Once the pet is brought in with their family, all are given time while the initial sedative is administered. This sedative is generally fast acting and will help the pet to relax. It can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes but occasionally may take longer. After the owners are ready and the sedative has taken full effect, the final injection is administered. Owners are more than welcome to remain with their pet throughout the entire process, but do have the option of leaving.
There are several different options for the remains of your pet. Private cremations allow for you to receive your pet’s ashes in a decorative tin or an elaborate urn (at an extra charge). With private cremations, you are also offered the option of receiving a clay paw print to commemorate your pet as well. Standard cremations do not allow you the option to receive your pet’s cremains, but they will be gently put to rest alongside other pets. You also have the option to take your pet’s remains home with you if you so choose.
Making the choice to euthanize your pet is never easy, but that does not mean you have to make this decision on your own. Our compassionate staff is here to help you every step of the way in any way possible. Call us today if you have questions.