At South County Animal Hospital, our team understands that the human-animal bond you share with your companion is very special and incredibly important to you, which makes
when your pet would benefit from cat or dog euthanasia the hardest decision. The South County team is here to help you make the best possible decision regarding your pet’s care and walk you through each step of this process to treat your pet with the love and care they deserve.
Is it Time to Say Goodbye?
Our team can help you determine when your companion may require end of life care or dog or cat hospice care by performing a thorough examination to assess their physical and mental quality of life. During this examination, your veterinarian will address the following symptoms or behaviors:
- Little to no interest in food or water
- Inability to move or walk without help
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Feeling severe pain
- Lack of energy
- Abnormal accidents around the house
Please understand that we will never rush you to make this decision. We only strive to provide you with all the necessary information to make the best possible choice for your pet’s quality of life.
What to Expect with Humane Euthanasia
Humane euthanasia is the most respectful and peaceful way to relieve a pet from any suffering they may be experiencing. If it’s decided to move forward with dog or cat euthanasia, please rest assured that our team will always put your pet’s comfort at the forefront of everything we do. When it comes time for your appointment, we will administer a sedative to prevent your dog or cat from feeling any stress. We encourage you to stay with your pet for as long as you’d like. Once your pet falls asleep and you are ready, we will provide the euthanasia injection. If you have any concerns or questions about your pet’s well-being or our pet end of life care, please contact South County Animal Hospital.