Caring and Compassionate Pet Euthanasia
Unfortunately, our pets can become old and ill and we always want to do what is best for them. When they appear to be suffering and we have exhausted all of our options, pet euthanasia is sometimes the most caring and compassionate decision we can make.
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, TLC Animal Hospital - Rehoboth can help evaluate your pet’s health and answer your questions in order to help you make the right 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. However, they still want their pets to be comfortable for the journey and to help reduce pet anxiety, and TLC Animal Hospital - Rehoboth can help you make your pet’s final car ride more comfortable by providing you with a sedative that you can give to your pet prior to arriving at our veterinary office.
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 pet 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 private burial or have a private or group cremation done. With a private cremation you will receive their ashes back in an urn of your choice. In a group cremation, we send your beloved pet to be cremated with others & you do not receive the ashes back. We are happy to discuss these options with you when the time comes.
For questions about pet euthanasia or to schedule an appointment with TLC Animal Hospital - Rehoboth, call us at (508) 252-3608 today. We’d be happy to make this difficult process a little easier on your family.