What to expect at an in-home euthanasia
We tailor our choice of medications to each patient and their unique needs. First we administer an anesthetic using a small needle under the skin. This allows your pet to gently, slowly relax and fall asleep in about 5-20 minutes. The final drug can be given several different ways, and we administer it in the least obtrusive way based on how they are positioned in your arms or in their bed. After the euthanasia, we can provide transport of your pet's remains to the crematorium. We also provide clay paw print keepsakes, clippings of fur, or paw ink prints on request.
Our standard in-home euthanasia appointment time is 1.5 hours, but we want you to have all the time you need. If your family feels they may need additional time, please let us know at the time of scheduling.
Deciding when to euthanize your beloved pet is never an easy decision. We rarely "know" when the time is right, and our pet's behavior and body language can be very difficult to interpret correctly.
We have provided some quality of life evaluation forms as well as other resources on line to help you determine whether euthanasia, or additional hospice support, is appropriate. You may also schedule an appointment for a quality of life consult, to help evaluate your pet's condition and pain levels.
If you choose to have your pet cremated, we have several options for urns available
through Agape Pet Services.
We will provide transport of your pet's remains to the crematorium and deliver the ashes directly to you or to your regular veterinarian, or you may pick them up from the crematory personally.
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