There is a time that all pet owners dread. Their beloved animal is sick. There is nothing more that the veterinarian can do for him. His suffering is all he – and you, the owner – can focus on. That’s when the question gets raised: what can you do? Unfortunately, at a time like this there is only one answer left: home euthanasia.
Deciding to euthanize a beloved companion animal is one of the most difficult decisions a pet owner will ever make. Although performing home euthanasia for pets to end suffering is the kindest, most unselfish thing we can do for our pet, it is also heartbreaking.
When a pet is euthanized, it is often an emotional time for the pet’s caregiver. It is almost always a psychological nightmare of confusion and guilt. Could you have done more for him? Was it the right decision? Maybe he would have gotten better… Questions such as these linger in your mind and can stall the decision process. It may even stay with you after you’ve made the decision and your pet has been euthanized.
You should know that our veterinarians will make sure that absolutely everything has been done and that this really is the only option left to you and your animal. Our vets are pet owners, too, and they have had to make this tragic decision for their own special family members. The recommendation they give to you will be solely in the best interest for you and your pet. You will have their complete sympathy.
Furthermore, a trip to an animal hospital for an ill animal may be a traumatic experience. Our home euthanasia service makes this difficult time less stressful for everyone involved. We can help you make a decision you feel comfortable with, then provide a peaceful experience for your family and for your pet when you feel his time has come.
So, in this difficult time, we understand how traumatic euthanizing pets can be for the owners and the family. We also know that it is the best decision you can make for your pet who is suffering more than he is enjoying life. Let our veterinarians help you. Let Island Vet Group be there for you.
Pet Loss Support
Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss: http://www.pet-loss.net/
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement: http://www.aplb.org/
Pet Loss Grief Support: http://www.petloss.com/
You may also call our animal hospital Island Vet Group at 631-271-7387 for assistance during this difficult time. We hope the above resources are of help to you.