Euthanasia

Euthanasia will be one of the most difficult decisions that you will ever need to make for your pet. At the same time, it can be one of the greatest acts of love and sacrifice you can do for them. No-one wants to see a pet suffer especially if there is no cure or chance of them recovering from their illness or pain.  You have to consider the quality of life your pet will have if you prolong its life. As well, you need to ask yourself if you can continue the required care and treatments, both emotionally and financially?  Most importantly….is your pet happy?

Euthanasia is pain free. The Vet will always sedate the pet before administering the euthanasia solution.  That will allow the pet to lie comfortably, without pain or stress, feeling merely sleepy.  It also gives everyone a chance to say goodbye in a peaceful frame of mind and without feeling rushed.

You can choose to euthanize your pet at home in a familiar, relaxed atmosphere.  If you have other pets in the house, it will also give them a chance to say goodbye once the procedure is done.  They need to acknowledge the deceased pet by smelling the body before it is removed. They will then know their friend is gone and will not grieve for them.  Unlike humans, once animals acknowledge that a life has passed, they move on.

You can also choose to euthanize your pet at your Vet clinic, however if you would prefer to do so at home and your Vet clinic does not offer house calls, you can contact Paws at Rest and we will coordinate with a Vet who does offer the in-home service.

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