No one wants to think about the day when you may have to say goodbye to your beloved family friend. Making the decision that it is time to put them to rest may be one of hardest decisions that you will ever have to make. Whether you pet is terminally ill or is suffering, euthanasia is a viable solution.
How do you know when it is time to euthanize your pet?
There is never a good time to euthanize your pet, but there may be a right time; your pet’s health should be considered. Think about the quality of your pet’s life; do they still enjoy the simple pleasures of life, or are they living with daily pain and suffering? The right decision has to be what is best for your pet, but also for you. If you cannot manage taking care of your pet’s ailments, then it may be the right time to consider euthanasia.
When you make the right decision, you are more likely to feel better about the peace you will provide. You do not have to rush the decision, but rather you should take your time considering what you want to do. Ask as many questions as you need to be confident in our services so you too can be at peace with euthanasia.
What will happen to my pet?
When you think about euthanasia, you may be worried what your pet will go through. Euthanasia is virtually painless and a very peaceful procedure. The doctor or veterinarian will insert a small needle into the your pet’s leg through a vein. Depending on the illness your pet suffers from, the process may take longer to locate visible veins.
Once inserted, your pet will be placed into a state of relaxation and then administered the euthanasia drug. The actual drug is a concentrated solution which will cause your pet’s heart to stop. This process works very quickly, but in some instances can take a little longer.
Know that your pet may experience muscle relaxation or contractions after the time of death, as to not be caught off guard if this happens. They may also, urinate, open or close their eyes, or defecate. Remember that your pet is no longer aware of the things that happen to them since these things often happen after their passing.
Can my whole family be there?
Many members of your family may wish to be present during the euthanasia process, as to not feel like they have abandoned their family pet. It is ultimately up to each individual, and everyone in your family should do what they feel is best for them. We respect your wishes and allow anyone who wants to be there view the process.
Do not feel like you are abandoning your pet if you do not choose to come to witness the euthanasia process. Your pet is not alone and they know deep down what you meant to them throughout their entire life. If you do not wish to be present, you can say goodbye to them before hand; no matter what you choose to do, do what is best for you.