Making that final farewell is never an easy decision. Even more so if they are elderly or terminally ill. You want to cure what ails them, or at the least, make sure they aren't suffering, but treatment options can be confusing and expenses can also be limiting factors. You may not even be ready to part with a family member who has been an important of your life.
We do understand and take special care in ensuring the process is not only stress-free for you, but also peaceful and painless as possible for your pet. We start by listening to your situation, then letting you know your treatment options, and finally discussing the best course of action for you and your pet.
Hospice provides care and emotional support for geriatric or terminally ill pets. The goal is not to find a cure for their ailment, but rather make sure they are comfortable. Many of the methods for palliative care involve family members as active participants to maintain a good quality of life in between sessions.
Your final moments with your pet should be as calm and peaceful as possible. Beforehand, we will discuss any questions or concerns about your pet's quality of life as well as the procedure itself. Gentle euthanasia includes a mild sedation to help alleviate any discomfort or anxiety prior to the procedure in addition to a paw print keepsake and information about a local pet loss support group.
We partner with Deceased Pet Care for aftercare services. You have the option of private or communal cremation. With private cremation, your pet is cremated individually and their ashes are returned to you. With communal cremation, your pet is cremated with other pets and their ashes are taken care of together by the crematory. If instead you would like to bury your pet at home, we recommend checking with your local ordinances for any restrictions as well as your local utilities for any gas or water lines buried underground.