Euthanasia - Saying Goodbye
When your friend is suffering, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you can make. At Pet Medical Center, we know there is nothing easy about saying goodbye to a cherished pet. Our experienced veterinary staff is here to make the process as stress-free as possible.

The decision to euthanize a beloved pet is to be made by the pet’s family with the assistance of your veterinarian if needed. Although no one wants to make such a difficult choice, being able to ease your pet’s suffering can bring a sense of peace. 

Evaluating the Quality of Life
In some instances, euthanasia is the most humane option, such as, If your pet has been seriously injured is not expected to recover. However, in many situations, the choice is not always so clear. Pets that suffer from chronic diseases can have good days and bad days, which can make the decision more difficult. If your pet does not seem to get any enjoyment out of life due to constant pain or discomfort, it may be time to consider euthanasia.

How to Prepare And What to Expect
Give yourself time to make the decision. Allow family and friends the opportunity to say goodbye, including children. Before the procedure, you will need to decide if you want to stay with your pet. While it may be difficult, accompanying your pet to the very end can provide you both with comfort and closure. However, if you prefer not to be present, our staff will provide your pet with compassion and love on your behalf. You will also want to decide if you would like to take your pet home or elect cremation services. 

Pet Cremation
Companions Forever is the pet crematory that Pet Medical Center uses for clients choosing to have their beloved pet cremated. Please visit their website for information on memorial products.