Euthanasia is something most people would rather not think about, unfortunately, pets become old and ill, and when they appear to be suffering, sometimes pet euthanasia is the most caring and compassionate thing a pet owner can do for their pet.
Understanding When It's Time to Say Goodbye
It can be difficult for pet owners to determine when it’s time to say goodbye to their beloved pets, especially if your pet has good days and bad days.
If you are unsure as to whether it’s time to say goodbye, North County House Call Vet can evaluate your pet’s health and answer your questions in order to help you make a decision.
- Your Pet Is in Chronic Pain that Cannot Be Alleviated With Medication
- Your Pet Has Stopped Eating and/or Lost Weight
- Your Pet Has Chronic Vomiting and Diarrhea that Cannot Be Controlled
- Your Pet’s Activity Levels Have Dropped
- Your Pet Can No Longer Stand or Walk on His or Her Own
At-Home Pet Euthanasia
Once Dr. King arrives at your home, you will have the option of choosing how involved you wish to be in your pet’s final moments. If you wish to stay with your beloved dog or cat throughout their final moments she will ensure that both you and your beloved pet are in a comfortable position to say your goodbyes and hold your pet while he or she passes.
A sedative will be given first to help your pet relax. After your pet is heavily sedated then Dr. King will give a second intravenous medication which will help your pet pass peacefully in their own home surrounded by their family members.
If you need assistance with care of the body Dr. King will provide information to contact local cremation services.