The decision to euthanize is often the most difficult decision a pet guardian will ever make. We all wish our little buddy will pass peacefully at home. But, sadly , this is not the case and many owners often miss the signs that their pals are suffering. We as guardians are tasked with striking the delicate balance between waiting too long and deciding too soon. In reality it is rarely too soon; but, unfortunately, due to our emotions and grief we wait too long. Setting our friends free is the last true caring act of love we can give them. At Hope Veterinary Care, we understand the concerns and emotional roller coaster you experience when faced with this difficult decision; our family can help you assess your pets quality of life and walk with you as you make that hard decision. We offer gentle, compassionate euthanasia in our office; we also offer home visits for established clients. You may chose to be present, but if you prefer to say goodbye first, rest assured that we love on all the pets as we release them from this life.
Just like any member of our family, we never want to see our pet suffer. We can examine your pet to help you understand your options, and when all other options have been explored and the decision is made to say good-bye, we’ll do our best to make the process as stress free as possible – for both you and your pet.
It is important that you and your pet are in a comfortable, private environment of your choosing. Euthanasia is a service that is available in your home, or in a location of your choosing. Sedation will be administered prior to performing the euthanasia so that your pet is at ease and free of fear. We can discuss pet cremation services and other available options.
The decision to euthanize is difficult – even if it is a gift of love to let your pet go with peace and dignity. We are here to help you through this transition, and make the process easier for you.
Losing a pet can be extremely upsetting, sometimes even more so than you might expect. We have such a close bond with our pets, so letting go is never easy and is often filled with pain, sadness, depression—even anger. Our team understands these feelings, as many of us have also lost pets of our own. The emotions we go through are real and nothing to be ashamed of.
Whether your loss is recent or you’ve been grieving for weeks, we are here to help you through this sad transition. We can also help your children understand and cope with their feelings. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We partner with Tails To Remember Pet Services to provide care for your departed friend.
We can arrange for them to meet you here, you to meet them there or we can transport your pet and they will contact you directly.
Or, If you prefer, you may to take your friend home for private burial. You may bring a favorite toy or blanket to place with them as we prepare them to go home.