Making the decision about whether or not to euthanize your pet is a difficult one. Oxford Animal Hospital offers pet euthanasia and is here to guide you through this difficult process.
Before any decisions are made, a consultation with our veterinarian is necessary to determine if euthanization is the best course of action. Our team will provide you with all of your options, so that you can make an informed decision.
The years you’ve spent with your pet were no doubt special, so when they are facing the end of their days, it is important to make them as comfortable as possible until it is time for an easy passing. Our veterinarian and team is able to provide hospice care to keep your pet comfortable and pain-free until the time comes for euthanasia.
We are able to offer this service in our hospital or in the comfort of your own home with in-home pet euthanasia. You may discuss these options further with our team to determine which you prefer.
How does pet euthanasia work?
- On the day of your appointment, our team will walk you through every step of the process to make sure you understand what is happening to your pet.
- Before the euthanasia, you and your family will be given time to say goodbye to your pet.
- After you have said goodbye, your pet will be given a sedative injection (similar to anesthesia) that allows them to relax into a sleep and feel relief from any pain.
- Once your pet is sedated, the euthanizing injection will be given, allowing your pet to pass in peace.
- You may decide whether or not you would like to stay in the room for your pet’s euthanasia.
After Your Pet Has Passed
After your pet has passed, your family will be given another opportunity to say goodbye before our team begins aftercare of your pet. There are a few options for aftercare of your pet, including burial, communal cremation, and private cremation. The team at Oxford Animal Hospital will walk you through your options, and provide you with resources for pet grieving support and ways to remember your pet.
If you have questions about euthanasia, how it works, or if you are facing this difficult time with your pet and need guidance, contact us today. Our team is prepared to answer your questions.