Home Euthanasia

 

One of the hardest questions to answer is when is it time to say goodbye to your pet.

At Vet On Wheels, we know that letting your pet go is a difficult decision to make. We want you to know that we are here to help you make a decision, to discuss and help you understand your pet’s condition and prognosis with an evaluation of a “quality of life” questionnaire.

The letting-go procedure can be done in our mobile veterinary clinic or in your home. We make every effort to ensure the comfort of you and your pet. If there are any special requests, please let us know and we will try to accommodate when possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there anything I should prepare beforehand?

A few optional things to consider and/or prepare:

1) 1-2 soft towels on which your pet can lay on, and be covered by. Anything else (toys, pillow, music etc) to keep your pet relaxed and comfortable.

2) a special meal or treats to give your pet before his or her last moments. This is usually given before your pet is given a sedative injection.

What should I do with the body of my pet?

We can help call in advance to arrange for a mobile pet cremation service to come to your home to collect your pet’s body. Alternatively, we can bring your pet’s remains for cremation at the pet crematorium as well for an extra fee.

Will my pet be in pain when you give him/her the injection?

We will give your pet a sedative injection prior to the final injection, if we think your pet needs it. We want your pet to pass on calmly and with dignity, and we do what we can to achieve that. There should be minimal pain involved by the time we give the final injection. Within half a minute of giving tree last injection, your pet loses consciousness and goes peacefully. At times, there may be bodily changes such as twitches or passing of stools/urine, but those occurances are not due to any kind of pain.