Caring and Compassionate Pet Euthanasia
Euthanasia is something most people would rather not think about, unfortunately, pets become old and ill, and when they appear to be suffering, sometimes pet euthanasia is the most caring and compassionate thing a pet owner can do for their pet.
Understanding When It's Time to Say Goodbye
It can be difficult for pet owners to determine when it’s time to say goodbye to their beloved pets, especially if your pet has good days and bad days. If you are unsure as to whether it’s time to say goodbye, Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital can evaluate your pet’s health and answer your questions in order to help you make a decision.
1. Your Pet Is in Chronic Pain that Cannot Be Alleviated With Medication
2. Your Pet Has Stopped Eating and/or Lost Weight
3. Your Pet Has Chronic Vomiting and Diarrhea that Cannot Be Controlled
4. Your Pet’s Activity Levels Have Dropped
5. Your Pet Can No Longer Stand or Walk on His or Her Own
In-Office Pet Euthanasia
Many pet owners choose in-office pet euthanasia. Once you arrive in our office, you will have the option of choosing how involved you wish to be in your pet’s final moments. If you wish to stay with your beloved dog or cat throughout their final moments, our team will escort you to a private room where you can say your goodbyes and hold your pet while he or she passes.
During the procedure, your veterinarian will give your pet a sedative to put them to sleep then inject the medications that help your pet pass peacefully. Once your pet has passed, you will have the option to take your pet back home for burial, or use our cremation service, Angel Paws, which allows you to decide if you would like private or communal cremation, with the option to receive back ashes or paw print.
For questions about pet euthanasia or to schedule an appointment with Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital, call us at (858) 240-5239 today. We’d be happy to make this difficult process a little easier on your family.
If you and your family would prefer at home euthanasia options:
Lap of Love - https://www.lapoflove.com/
Paws Into Grace - https://pawsintograce.com/
Or call the clinic for more options.
Please note that at this time we can only allow one family member inside the hospital for euthanasia as long as they are wearing a mask, in good health, and have not been exposed to COVID-19. Exceptions for the number of family members will be made at the discretion of the veterinarian.