Pets aren’t just animals. They’re our loyal companions, our best buds. Dogs are our running, fishing, and hiking buddies; cats are our head butters and fly catchers; and both are our heart warmers. Saying goodbye to such a friend who’s been by your side through all the tough times is understandably difficult. But as pet owners, we all know our four-legged friends can’t live forever. We know that saying goodbye to them one final time is an inevitable part of loving a pet.
Whether you need guidance on assessing your pet’s quality of life or determining if euthanasia would be the most humane option for them, the caring team at Furever Family Vet Care Center is here to help. We can help you make the difficult end-of-life decisions so you don’t have to make them alone or without the expertise of a trained veterinarian.
In some cases, pain medication or dog/cat hospice may be an option to extend your pet’s life and help them live more comfortably. However, in other cases, we may recommend euthanasia.
What to Expect with Euthanasia
If you decide that euthanasia is the best decision for your four-legged friend, we promise to make the process as calm, humane, and comfortable as possible. You will have the opportunity to spend as much time with them as you’d like, alone, in a private room to say your goodbyes. We’ll give you information about the euthanasia process and answer any questions you have. After your pet crosses the Rainbow Bridge, you can continue to spend as much time with them as you’d like.
Regarding aftercare, you can choose to leave your pet with us to be cremated and have the ashes returned to you. Or, if you prefer to bury your pet at home, we can provide you with a special burial box. If you would like a memento of your companion, we can make a clay paw print or clip a portion of their fur. Please let us know your preferences, and we’ll be happy to accommodate them.