Euthanasia is not only a procedure to peacefully end your cat or dog's life, but also a life-altering decision for your entire family. Losing your dog or cat can be a difficult experience, regardless of how you prepared for their passing. Our team is here to support you throughout this process, from the moment you decide on your cat or dog's final breath.
What is euthanasia?
Euthanasia is the practice of peacefully ending your dog or cat's life. We understand deciding on euthanasia for your pet is one of the most difficult you could have to make. Pet euthanasia is completely your decision when you feel the time is right. We suggest that our clients consider euthanasia when the pet's bad days outnumber their good days. Once you make a decision, our clinic will accommodate your needs and wishes as best as we can.
How can you support me through my decision?
If you aren't sure if your pet is ready to be euthanized and would like to give it a second thought, please don't hesitate to contact us at 709-256-3891. First, we'll share our medical expertise to present all the options available to your pet. The final decision is ultimately up to you and your family. When you decide to euthanize your pet, you can opt to be part of their final moments. We administer a life-ending injection to your pet, which stops their heart and lungs almost instantaneously. Though this marks the end of your dog or cat's life, it is also the last of their pain or suffering.
What happens after the procedure?
Once the procedure is completed, you will have to decide the preferred method of care for their remains. You will have the option to bring your pet home for burial, or cremation, with or without the ashes being returned to you. We offer common aftercare services as well as private cremation services. Since we have access to a crematorium, your dog or cat's urn is provided with a private cremation service.