As your pet's age or illness advance, keeping him comfortable and happy becomes of the utmost importance. With time, though, it may be difficult or impossible to do so. For many families, the best option is to prevent their pet from suffering through this last phase of life. As they see this stage approaching, they may elect a peaceful euthanasia for their pet's passing, rather than an uncertain, and possibly difficult, natural death for their beloved pet.
I can provide euthanasia for your pet, in the peace and privacy of your home, in whatever location you and your pet are most comfortable. I feel strongly that this is the most merciful and gentle way to proceed for these babies, rather than inflicting one last car trip, one last office visit, moving a tired and painful body one more time. To prevent a pet from having to move from an area they have chosen as their comfort zone, I have crawled under kitchen tables, into clothes closets, and crouched by patio furniture in the sunshine. I strive to disturb them as little as possible in their last minutes.
Every pet is given sedation prior to performing any other tasks. This medication will provide pain and anxiety relief, and allow them to gradually fall asleep in your arms or at your side, peacefully and gently, with her last conscious experiences being your voice, touch and presence. I will only proceed once they are fully sedated and unconcerned with the rest of the process.
The euthanasia visit proceeds at the speed and comfort of the family, and the pet. I will explain what to expect prior to starting, so the family will not be startled or confused. I will never rush a family through these last difficult moments, and I am always happy to pause and explain anything or answer any questions as they arise, or to just pause to give the family time if needed. After the pet has passed, I will let the family know, and give them as much time alone with their pet as the need for private good byes.