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Dogs and Cats Emergency & Specialty

End of Life Services

KT and Fenrir on the floor

What Can I Do To Prepare​

Deciding when it's time to say goodbye to your pet can be a challenging decision. Your pet's quality of life, any age-related difficulties, and pain levels should be your top concern. To assist you in making the best decision, please visit our "Defining Quality of Life" resource page.

Once you have determined that it's time to say goodbye, we recommend you plan for the aftercare of your pet's body to minimize emotional stress during the service. Aftercare options include burial, private cremation, or group cremation.

Alexis and a client

What Should I Expect​

One of our medical team members will guide you through the euthanasia procedure and address any questions or concerns you may have. When you have decided that euthanasia is the right choice, your pet will have a drug administered that is intended to induce deep sedation to keep them calm and comfortable. If you wish, you and your family can stay with your pet as they enter this relaxed state.

Once your pet is fully sedated, and you have given your approval, our team will administer the final injection to allow your pet to pass peacefully.

Staff member handing bag to client

Aftercare Options

As part of the end-of-life services, our medical team will discuss aftercare options for your beloved pet. Our hospital partners with Agape Pet Services for both individual and communal cremation services. Both packages include a memorial clay paw print and a lock of fur. If your family chooses to have a family burial, we will provide a complimentary casket.​