Euthanizing a Dog at Home
Putting your dog to sleep is probably one of the hardest decisions you have ever made. That lovely creature became a true family member who shared all the happiest and saddest moments of your life. But unfortunately, our pets live for only a fraction of a human lifetime and there comes the moment when you have to say goodbye. Your beloved dog can get seriously ill or injured as well as simply grow old. It is indeed heartbreaking to see them in pain. However, if your buddy 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 that puts a pet to death. Only a highly qualified veterinarian should perform it. While making the final decision to let your dog go, it is important to know where you are going to euthanize your pet. In fact, there are two options: you can have your dog euthanized either at home or at a vet’s office. In other words, whether it’s going to be the comfort of their usual surroundings or the stressful hustle of a pet clinic where you can get stuck in the waiting room with other grief-stricken families.
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 free their emotions. You may end up crying over the loss of your dog, and that is what you definitely don’t want to do in a public place.
Before making an appointment for euthanizing your dog at home, make sure your vet can provide you with a professional housecall service. Though in-home euthanasia is going to cost you more, depending on your dog’s size and the services provided, this cost looks small compared to the benefits it brings.
Halton Veterinary House Call Services provides home dog euthanasia for the residents of Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Brampton, Guelph, Georgetown, Hamilton, Mississauga, and Greater Toronto Areas.
The procedure of euthanizing a dog at home is basically the same as the in-hospital one except the location, whether it’s on the dog’s favorite mat, in the park or in the backyard. The fact that your dog feels peaceful and comfortable is much more important. You don’t necessarily have to witness the whole procedure, as you will be given as much time as you want prior to and after the final injection to say your farewell.
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