One of the most dreadful and heartbreaking moments in a pet owner’s life is deciding the time for their pet euthanasia. This decision is not taken any time when needed, but various circumstances come into account. If the pet is diagnosed with a terminal illness, age factor, accident or injury, cost of treatment, or when the pet shows signs then the owner decided on euthanasia.
Euthanasia is not an easy decision for pet owners. Some seek advice from the vet and take their pets to the clinic to put them down. While some want their pets to die at peace in their comfortable home. It completely depends on the owner’s choice. Few clinics also follow the process of euthanasia at home so that the pet’s family is close by while they go into a deep sleep.
Zen Dog Veterinary Care PLLC provides a home pet euthanasia service. They not only euthanize dogs and cats but also plan the aftercare services and paperwork. Dr. Ray, the founder of Zen Dog has completed CAETA to improve his technique of euthanasia. They include traditional Chinese herbs, supplements, acupuncture, and physical therapy in a pet’s treatment plan.
Ways to Prepare for Euthanasia
Even when you know it is time to euthanize your pet, you still have doubts, guilt, and sorrow. You often contact the vet to ensure if it is time.
We have few ways to prepare you for euthanasia so that it hurts less.
- You can always take a second opinion from another vet if you feel that the life of your pet can be prolonged with few medications. The second opinion will also give you confidence that the decision you took was the best for your pet.
- Don’t rush with the procedure, because that can leave the whole family devastated and panicked. Instead, understand the whole procedure from the vet and explain well to the family so that they all are mentally prepared when the procedure of euthanasia is taking place.
- If you have decided to put down your pet, then don’t delay it much. Your family may want to spend more time with their pet, but the more you delay, the more it will be difficult to part ways.
- Plan out everything with your family beforehand, for example, who will take the pet to the vet, how will the memorial service be held, will the dog’s body be buried or sent somewhere else? They may sound harsh, but it is good to plan because after the pet is put down, you and your family may not be in a situation to decide.
70% of Americans have pets at home. So they all are prepared for the day when their pet will pass away. Putting them down is a painful way of saying goodbye. However, it is more painful if it is done in a cold and sterile environment and also in front of strangers. Many dog owners perform dog euthanasia at home to give their family members a peaceful death.
Euthanasia at home is the best thing that you can give your pet for their honesty, love, and dedication. You may miss him or her, but always remember you have taken the right decision.