End of Life Care & Pet Loss Resources
Losing a pet is one of life’s most challenging moments, and we are here for you and your family during this difficult time.
Our team is dedicated to providing the utmost care, empathy, and support, and are graduates of the CAETA Master Program (or Master Certificate Program). We are also CAETA – trained EuHarmony Hospitals and have undertaken more than 30 hours in advanced training tailored to the needs of our hospital and clients.
Our private comfort rooms are specifically designed for peacefulness while you spend your final moments with your beloved pet.
If you have any questions about our end-of-life care services, please reach out.
Your pet is truly peacefully asleep during this process.
Euthanasia is a humane process, where your pet is sedated and anesthetized before they take their final breath. This is why euthanasia has earned the nickname, “putting to sleep” – your pet is truly peaceful asleep during this process.
When and why euthanasia?
As much as we would love for all of our pets to be in our lives forever, there comes a time to say goodbye. Based on your pet’s quality of life, euthanasia may be something to consider – whether it be old age, a chronic or terminal illness, or pain. Euthanasia offers a peaceful, controlled option for the end of our pet’s life.
What should I expect?
Our euthanasia process is designed to be as peaceful as possible, beginning with offering payment options prior to your appointment, or at the start of it. We’ll bring you and your pet into our comfort room, where we’ll issue the sedative, which takes a few minutes to take full effect. You are welcome to stay with your pet during the final euthanasia process, including anesthesia, or you may choose to leave after sedation – we want you to spend the time you need saying goodbye to your pet loved one.
Our goal is to offer grace during this difficult time – and we are all certified by the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy in providing the most compassionate care for your pet, and your family. With every euthanasia, our memorial gift is your pet’s paw print in a clay mold.
Cremation is a wonderful way to memorialize your pet. We work with spectacular organizations where you can select the urn of your choice, engraving, and other memorabilia, such as ceramic paw prints.
Consider who should be present during the euthanasia process. If children are in the household, make sure that their participation won’t provide additional stress for your pet.
Because we know that this is a difficult time, we will accept payment prior to the appointment via phone, or when you arrive to the appointment. It may be more difficult to deal with finances after the euthanasia, when you will likely be upset and experiencing grief.
During the appointment
Euthanasia appointments generally are held in our comfort room. This is a private, comfortable space , located away from the main lobby.
During the appointment, please silence your cell phone.
The veterinarian team will explain the details of the procedure and do whatever is possible to make the euthanasia process peaceful and pain-free for your pet. This will include sedation prior to the procedure
Pet Loss Resources
Grieving the loss of a pet is a difficult process. We’ve compiled some helpful resources to help you and your loved ones cope during this time.