Euthanizing a Dog at Home
Putting your dog to sleep is probably one of the hardest decisions you may ever have to make. The beautiful animal who became your family member, and shared all the happiest and saddest moments in your life. But unfortunately, our pets live for only a fraction of a human life and there comes the moment when you have to say goodbye. Your beloved dog can get seriously ill or injured as well as grow old. It is indeed heartbreaking to see, however, if your companion is fading away day by day and there is no way to stop this process, it might be time to consider euthanasia.
What is pet euthanasia? Euthanasia is defined as the procedure of giving an injection with a medical drug to allow your pet to die. Only a highly qualified veterinarian should perform it. While making the final decision to let your dog go, you must decide where you are going to euthanize your pet. There are two options: at home or a vet clinic. Having the procedure at home offers the comfortable, familiar surroundings, instead of the stressful surroundings animals can feel in a vet clinic. Your pet may be so sick; you may be unable to transport them to the vet.
In-home euthanasia is becoming more and more popular with dog owners. One of the main reasons for this is the wish to make their beloved dog's last moments as comfortable as possible. It’s safe to say that most dogs don’t like going to the vet’s office. The idea of going there can easily stress them out. For some, especially for large or paralyzed ones, it will be unbearable and painful to be moved at all. With that in mind, your furry friend will feel more comfortable and happy when they are at home surrounded by the people who love them.
Saying goodbye to your family member is emotionally very difficult. Dog owners would prefer to have their dog euthanized at home because each family member can have a moment to say goodbye and be free with their emotions.
The procedure of euthanizing a dog at home is the same as the vet hospital, but instead, the dog can be on their favorite mat, in the park, or near their favorite tree in the backyard. It is important that your dog feels comfortable. You can watch the procedure if you would like, or you don't have to. It is up to you. You will be given as much time as you want before and after the final injection to say your farewell.
Halton Veterinary House Call Services provides home dog euthanasia for the residents of Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Campbellville, Georgetown, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Guelph, and the Greater Toronto Area.
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