Thursday, May 9, 2019

The final decision...

Deciding on Euthanasia?

We are the only medical profession that has the potential to be involved with our patients for the entire length of their lives. Death is a part of the cycle of experience we can expect with each patient we see. Euthanasia offers us a chance whose quality of life is compromised, offer relief from pain, unrelenting discomfort and suffering. 

The members of our team recognize that euthanasia is a very stressful and difficult job to decide. our team receives training on how to schedule these types of appointments, paperwork required, how to handle payments, and  aftercare body care options.  Clients are given options. There is a lot of deciding to do, especially when it's unexpected.  

We make every effort to schedule euthanasia towards the end of appointment time, or end of the day, so that our clients have as little exposure to other clients making it more private. Clients may leave and arrive through private entrances for even greater privacy. 

When discussing euthanasia our veterinarians will completely explain the procedure and what you as a client should expect. An IV catheter is placed in most patients in order to have venous access, especially in older patients where their veins may become weak and easily collapse. 
Sedation- all pets in our care will have a sedation injection administered. We do NOT want this last experience to be a bad one on any level, not for you the client, and definately not for the patient. A peaceful passing is what we strive for, and we can ease the anxiety and stress on our patients by using sedation.   

We will never rush our clients. You may spend as much or little time to say goodbye to your beloved companion. If clients wish to bring their pets body home for burial, we will wrap the body and place them in a blanket, carry them out to their car for them if they wish. We may offer our clients the choice of a paw print, ink print, or some clients even choose a nose print. 

This is a big decision and it takes time. Our clients have the choice to familiarize themselves by going online to and browse their online catalogue of various aftercare items  such as urns, jewelry, keepsakes and more.   You have the privacy to choose and personalize your memorial with as much time as you need.

If It Should Be
If it should be that I grow weak
and pain should keep me from my sleep.
Then you must do what must be done,
for this last battle cannot be won.
You will be sad, I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day more than all the rest,
your love for me must stand the test.
We've had so many happy years,
what is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so.
The time has come, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend
and please stay with me until the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you will see,
the kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
from pain and suffering I've been saved.
Please do not grieve it must be you
who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years.
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.
-author unknown