Sadly, our pets don’t live as long as we do. When the time comes to say good-bye, we will be right beside you every step of the way, helping to make the transition as easy as possible.
What to Expect During the Process
You can schedule an appointment ahead of time, or simply come when the time is right.
Once you are here, we will have you sign a consent form and go over the process with you and answer any questions that you might have. You can then stay for as little or as much of the remaining steps as you like. You can leave your pet with us, or stay through the entire journey. The choice is yours.
When you are ready, we will begin by giving a small injection into the hip muscle that works as a sedative. This is the same sedative your pet would receive for any anesthetic procedure (like for a dental or a surgery.) The sedation will help your pet fall asleep over about 5 to 10 minutes. If you want to remain present for this procedure, we will leave you and your pet alone during this time for you to spend it together.
Once your pet is under anesthesia, we will come back into the room to administer a second injection into a vessel on the front arm of your pet. This injection is painless, and it is essentially an excessive dose of anesthetics that simply slows the heart and lungs to a stop peacefully.
After Life Care
Taking your pet home with you for burial is always an option (as long as you live in an area where this is allowed).
If you prefer, we do provide cremation services as well. We have been working with an outside company for several years now, and they take wonderful care of our patients for us. They have two options for remains care: 1) Ashes scattered (where you do not receive the ashes back), or 2) Private Cremation where the ashes are returned to you in a beautiful hand-carved wooden box, or an urn of your choice.
Pricing varies for different weight ranges, so please feel free to call and ask us about your specific needs.
If you have any questions, or any requests to allow us to make this process any easier for you, please do not hesitate to ask. This is a delicate and difficult time, and our goal is to be here to provide all the support that you and your family need.