WHAT TO EXPECT
Prior to the Procedure:
After introductions, Dr. Sheldon will be happy to address your questions or concerns. Any of your particular wishes for the appointment can be brought up at this or anytime throughout the appointment. It is important that you are comfortable with what is happening with your pet, so please ask us questions.
Your pet will receive a sedative prior to euthanasia. Pain medication is part of our sedation. We want your pet to be comfortable. The sedation will be given in the form of an injection. This can cause minor discomfort as any injection would, but the discomfort will only last a brief moment.
After the Injection:
Once your pet is relaxed and in a sleep-like state, the euthanasia drug will be given. They will pass within seconds after the injection.
After your pet has passed, you may elect to have them cremated. We will respectfully and compassionately transport them to a local crematory with whom we have a long standing relationship and trust completely.
You may prefer to bury your loved pet at home, though this can be made difficult in certain living arrangements or can cause distress if you plan to move from your property in the future. To date there are no ordinances against home burial in our area if you own the residence.
THE GIFT OF EUTHANASIA
Your pet has been there for you through your toughest days, and although it is a painful decision to make, euthanasia is often the kindest gift you can give to your pet. It is an end to their pain and suffering. Euthanasia performed in your home allows you to control every aspect of your pets final moments. In-home euthanasia allows your pet to stay in an environment where they feel safe and loved with their family next to them. We offer flexible appointment times in these situations. Please feel free to call us at 828-412-1181 with any questions regarding the health of your pet or the decision to euthanize.