Choosing Humane Pet Euthanasia
As pet parents, saying goodbye to a beloved companion is one of the hardest things to do. Yet, as our pets grow older, it is often up to us to make the difficult decision for pet euthanasia. At New Berlin Animal Hospital, you can count on our team to help you through this difficult decision. We can assess your pet’s quality of life, offer palliative or hospice care when needed, and can help you know when it’s time to say goodbye.
Knowing When It’s Time to Say Goodbye
Your relationship with your pet is special, and no amount of medical knowledge alone is enough to decide when to say goodbye. Together though, your keen observations and our expertise help determine the right time for pet euthanasia. Things to look for when considering euthanasia include:
- Constant pain that does not seem to be relieved through medication or therapies
- A high level of anxiety and confusion
- Frequent vomiting/diarrhea that is causing distress and weight-loss
- No interest in their favorite activities
- Disinterest in food
- Difficulty standing on their own
If your pet exhibits one or more of these problems, consult with us. We’ll be happy to talk to you about your options before coming to the final conclusion of pet euthanasia.
When you do decide that it is time, we can schedule a time for you to bring your pet in for the procedure. We aim to create a calm, relaxing environment where you and your pet can spend their final moments. You will have all the time you need to say your goodbyes, and then we will administer the euthanasia when you are ready. The euthanizing drug acts very quickly and your pet will pass away very gently, with no pain.
Before your pet’s euthanasia procedure, we’ll talk to you about their after-care options. You can choose to either have your pet cremated or prepared for burial. If you need any suggestions for pet cemeteries or crematoriums, we can offer recommendations.