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In-home pet hospice care
and pet euthanasia

Euthanasia

Simple paperwork will be completed first. It includes permission for us to perform the euthanasia and your aftercare choice for your pet.

Choosing whether or not to be with your pet during the procedure (sedation‚ the last injection‚ both‚ or neither) is a very personal decision. It comes easily for some and with great difficulty for others.

The process includes two separate injections. The first is an injection beneath the skin. This is a strong anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) agent with pain-relieving and sedating properties that produces a deep, peaceful sleep. If you have chosen to stay with your pet‚ he or she can be in nearly any position for this injection. This can take up to 5 (and, in some cases 10) minutes to produce the desired effect. Feel free to comfort and talk to your pet if you like. Please note that your pet’s eyes are likely to remain open during the sedation period as well as the final injection‚ and is in no way an indication of consciousness.

The first is an injection beneath the skin. This is a strong anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) agent with pain-relieving and sedating properties that produces a deep, peaceful sleep.

Once your pet has settled into a deep sleep‚ a small area over a vein will be shaved in preparation for the last injection. An overdose of a very powerful anesthetic will be administered into the chosen vein. The medication causes a very peaceful‚ painless‚ and quick passing. After a minute or so‚ using a stethoscope‚ the absence of a heartbeat will be confirmed.

After the procedure is over‚ you will be provided with as much privacy as you need to say your final good–byes. When you are ready, we will take your pet with us or leave your pet with you as per you wishes. Please see aftercare for more information

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