How is the procedure performed?
Your family and your pet will be in a private room and the veterinarian will come in to speak with you about your options and answer any questions you may have. Paperwork is signed and payment is collected so after the procedure you will not have to stop at the front desk. Once everyone feels comfortable, the veterinary nurse will place an IV catheter in your pet’s arm at their nurse’s station. The intravenous catheter ensures a smooth and peaceful procedure. The nurse will bring your pet back to the room so you can spend as much time as you would like with them.
Once you are ready, the veterinarian will give a calming medicine through the catheter to relax your pet. Most of the time, your pet will relax and sometimes they even fall asleep and snore on a comfy blanket we will provide. The next step is the Euthanasia solution, which is an overdose of a formerly-used anesthetic agent. This ensures your pet’s brain activity will slow down and cease first, before their body does. This will make certain your pet feels no pain, no difficulty breathing, or anything else. They just close their eyes, fall asleep, and their heart will slow and eventually stop beating within one to two minutes.
What happens to their body?
After the euthanasia, you have the option to have your pet cremated with ashes returned to you or not, depending on your wishes. We work closely with a local family business, Eco Animal Cremation, owned by Dr. Dan Annin. Eco Animal Cremation offers a gentle, natural, and respectful cremation option. Please check out their website for more information and for urn options: