Our team is with you & your beloved friend. At this time, we will take a moment to make sure all your questions are answered. Please let us know if you have any further questions, then we will begin the process.
Phase 1 - Sedation
We find it most helpful if we give your fur baby just a little bit of medication to help them relax. Not that euthanasia hurts, we just want them to be totally with you in their last moments. We may take your pet to the treatment area to shave a little hair off the leg, place a catheter, & administer the sedation medication. Then we will bring your pet right back to you & leave you with a door bell to let us know when you are ready. Once you push the button, we will hear the sound & come back to start the next phase.
This picture is from our good-bye ceremony with our beloved Smush Face (clinic cat) who lived to be an AMAZING 20 years old. We had to say her good-bye in our treatment area vs. our comfort room because of ALL her loved ones that wished to be present.
Phase 2 - Injection of the Euthanasia
You are ready & have chosen to stay. We will give the solution in the IV while your pet is on your lap or at your feet. You will be hugging, talking, & loving on your pet the entire time. Then he/she will go peacefully over the rainbow bridge until you meet again. Your doctor will then listen carefully to confirm your beloved pet is truly gone.
Phase 3 - Peace for your Pet, but Painful for all the Humans
You get to stay as long as you'd like with your pet. Once you are ready, feel free to leave out the side door of the comfort room & our team will finish out the rest of your wishes. We will keep your pet in a temperature-controlled area until they are picked up by Loving Rest. If you selected to have your pet privately cremated with ashes returned, you can expect a call from our office within 2-5 business days. You will receive your pet's fur clippings & colored prints within a week in the mail.
In closing, we hope you know how sad we are for you & your family for the loss of friend. Thank you for allowing us to help you through this difficult process. If you can think of anything else we could do to make this process better, please feel free to discuss them with us before or after. We would like to leave you with these kind words...