When you realize that your pet is critically ill and is unlikely to recover, euthanasia offers a decent way to end his 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. We are located in Granbury, TX.
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
Before the euthanasia process, make sure everyone close to your pet bids him goodbye. If you have little kids, make them understand what is going to happen to your pet and why you made that decision. Let people choose whether or not they want to be present during the process.
How Is Euthanasia Performed?
Before anything else, our veterinary professional will explain the entire process. If the pet can’t relax, our vet might give him a sedative. We will then administer a dose of the euthanasia drug. Our vet will confirm the pet’s heartbeat has stopped using a stethoscope.
A pet might defecate or urinate before taking its last breath, especially if a sedative was administered. After that, it’s up to you to choose whether your pet should be cremated or 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.