Planning out your pet’s care at the end of their life is difficult, but Dix Hills Animal Hospital is always here to help. Whether you’re considering palliative care or pet euthanasia, we can guide you in making the decision that best suits your pet’s needs. This includes doing a full physical and mental health assessment of your pet to determine their quality of life and answering all your questions to clarify the situation and put your anxiety at ease.
If you ultimately decide to schedule a pet euthanasia appointment, here is what you can expect when you arrive.
Our team will guide you (and your family, if they are present) into a quiet, private room where you can spend as much time as you need with your pet. We will go over paperwork with you and discuss payment, and any cremation arrangements you would prefer.
It is our goal to make the entire process as easy as possible for you, and make sure you understand all options available. We will have you complete the paperwork first so you can spend the remainder of your time with your pet.
The next step, once you are ready, is to help your pet relax and stay comfortable by administering sedation. We do this via IV catheter or intramuscular injection, and it will take a few minutes for the sedative to take effect. When the time comes to give your pet the final injection, they will not feel any stress or discomfort.
The final step in the process is the administration of the euthanasia solution. Before we do this, we will await your permission to proceed. We want to make sure you and your family are able to spend the time you need with your pet to say goodbye. The euthanasia injection may take a couple of minutes, but during this time, you are more than welcome to cuddle your pet and love on them.