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© 2023 by Healing Arts Veterinary House Calls.

Serving the greater Austin area (including Round Rock and Cedar Park)
with acupuncture, hospice care for pets and pet euthanasia.

Euthanasia for Cats and Dogs

The decision to choose euthanasia for a pet is never easy, but sometimes it is the kindest choice. There are many factors to consider:

 

  • What is the patient’s condition and quality of life? Does this pet still enjoy any of his usual activities?

  • What is the level of pain, and can it be controlled with medication or other treatments?

  • What are the chances for improvement in this patient’s condition?

  • Are owners or other care givers able to provide the nursing care needed to keep this patient comfortable?

 

An experienced veterinarian can help owners answer these questions and decide if euthanasia should be considered. Seeing a patient in the home environment gives that veterinarian even more information to help with this decision. Once the decision for euthanasia is made it is important to make sure it is done with the pet’s physical and emotional comfort in mind.

 

Every pet’s passing should be peaceful and dignified. This is best done in the comfortable setting of home with best friends close at hand. House call euthanasia can make this difficult time easier. Before euthanasia pets will be given a sedative injection to allow them to relax and become unconscious while with their owner. After this sedation has taken effect, the euthanasia injection can be given painlessly in a vein to help them pass on peacefully. 

Pick up for cremation is usually pre-scheduled and can happen immediately after euthanasia or after a planned delay. The Pet Loss Center provides respectful and conscientious care for private or communal cremation.