End of Life Decisions

One of the most difficult decisions we face as pet owners is coming to grips with how to proceed when a pet’s quality of life has deteriorated and we come to the realization that our pet may be suffering. Our veterinarians can help guide you through this process and we are there to support you in whatever decision you make. We are frequently asked to examine a pet or to have a phone conversation with an owner about their pet’s quality of life in order to put an objective perspective on the situation. Too often owners tell us they feel they may have waited too long to make a decision and wished they had the courage to euthanize their pet sooner so that it did not have to suffer. The old statement that “you will know when the time is right because your pet will tell you” is true in many ways, but often it means that you are the one who has to be ready to say goodbye and realize your pet may be suffering. As veterinarians we feel privileged to be able to help our patients have a peaceful end to their lives.

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    Euthanasia – a peaceful and good end.

    When we first get a new pet we are only thinking about the great years ahead, but time passes quickly and through age or infirmity there comes a time when…

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    After Care – Cremation Services

    We can make arrangements for your pet to be cremated through our trusted and respectful pet crematorium – Until We Meet Again. This crematorium provides private or communal cremation. If…

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    Grief and Pet Loss Support

    When a pet is lost the grief and emotional trauma are intense and our professional responsibility includes compassionate and knowledgeable pet loss support for your family. Initially pet owners tend…