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, Broadway Veterinary Hospital can evaluate your pet’s health and answer your questions in order to help you make a decision.
Some questions you may want to ask yourself are:
1. Is my pet in Chronic Pain that Cannot Be Alleviated With Medication
2. Has my pet Stopped Eating and/or Lost Weight
3. Does my pet have Chronic Vomiting and Diarrhea that Cannot Be Controlled
4. Has my pet’s Activity Levels Dropped
5. Can my pet Stand or Walk on His or Her Own
In-Office Pet Euthanasia
Many pet owners choose in-office pet euthanasia. At Broadway Veterinary Hospital we want to make you and your pet as comfortable as possible.
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, our veterinarian will give your pet a sedative to help them go to sleep. When you are ready for your last good byes our veterinarian will inject the medication that helps your pet pass peacefully. Once your pet has passed, you will have the option to take your pet back home for burial, or we can send your pet to a place where he or she can be cremated. You will be able to retrieve their ash in an urn at our clinic at a later date. We also offer a clay print of your pet's paw.