When you realize that your pet is critically ill and is unlikely to recover, euthanasia offers a decent way to end their pain. It is not an easy decision to make, but it might be the kindest thing you can ever do for your precious animal.
At All Creatures Animal Hospital, we understand the pain that comes with bidding goodbye to your pet, and we make it easy for you to cope with the circumstance. That’s why we offer euthanasia services for pets in the most humane way. This service is dedicated to helping pet owners give their pets relief from illness or old age in a compassionate way.
When to Make the Euthanizing Decision
Mostly, your veterinarian can tell you when it’s time to euthanize your pet. However, general observation of the pet’s behavior might also drive you to make that decision. Some of the observations that indicate your pet is in great suffering and might need euthanasia include:
- Chronic pain that is not controllable by any medication
- Your pet has stopped eating or drinking completely
- Your pet can no longer move
- Your pet is struggling to breathe and is coughing constantly
How to Prepare for Pet Euthanasia
It is never easy to prepare to euthanize a loved pet. Before the euthanasia process, make sure everyone close to your pet bids him or her goodbye. If you have little kids, make them understand what is going to happen to your pet and why it is the right decision.
How Is Euthanasia Performed?
Before anything else, our veterinary professional will explain the entire process. Our veterinarian will first give the pet a sedative to allow them to relax and fall asleep. We will then administer a dose of the euthanasia drug. Our vet will confirm the pet’s heartbeat has stopped using a stethoscope, and that your pet has crossed the rainbow bridge.
A pet might defecate or urinate before taking its last breath, which is normal if a sedative was administered. After that, you may choose to have your pet cremated or take them back home to be buried.
Pet Euthanasia Services from All Creatures Animal Hospital, Granbury, TX
Deciding to have your pet euthanized is probably one of the most painful decisions you’ll ever make in life. Unfortunately, it might be the only way to get your pet free from pain and distress. At All Creatures Animal Hospital, we will ensure your pet's final moments are peaceful and comfortable. Visit us today in Granbury, TX, for a compassionate pet euthanasia procedure, or call us at (817) 326-6262 for inquiries.