I believe our pets should have their last moments, at home and surrounded by family. Choosing to say goodbye to your pet is one of the most difficult decisions you may ever make in your life. Life Quality Pet Care is committed to making the process as easy as it can be. Dr. Gleason is caring, compassionate, empathetic, and non-judgmental. As a veterinarian, I am knowledgeable in regards to the progression of diseases and the suffering that is usually inevitable. When you decide to have an at-home euthanasia, it usually includes:
When you decide to have an at-home euthanasia, it usually includes:
- Consultation on the phone
- Humane Euthanasia
- Transportation for cremation, if elected
- Information on services the cremation service provides
- Notification to your family veterinarian of your pet’s passing
Please call with questions and to set up an appointment. In some cases, I will be able to provide services on weekends if I am available. If your pet is in need of immediate care, I will make every effort to be available as quickly as possible.
What to prepare for:
Outlined below are a few general things to expect from a home visit euthanasia. If you have any questions, special desires, or need any help in your decision-making, please do not hesitate to ask. If you would like a more detailed description of what the process is like, please email or call.
Before my arrival:
Think about any arrangements you would like to make beforehand, such as family or friends that would like to be present, any special family or religious tributes/ceremonies you would like to have arranged. Plan to have other family members and pets in the house say goodbye if they will not be present on the day of the appointment.
Find a quiet place where you and your pet will feel most comfortable. You may choose a favorite room, a special place in the house, or even somewhere quiet outdoors.
At the time of the appointment:
The procedure will be explained to you once the veterinarian arrives, according to your interest level and comfort. Feel free to ask questions if needed. Once you and your pet are ready, the final drug is given, usually in a vein. It works very rapidly, only seconds in most cases. The veterinarian will then confirm that your pet has passed on.