At Greener Pastures Hospice Care, we understand how hard it can be to say goodbye to your beloved pet; it is a very personal moment for you. By having euthanasia performed at home, you will be able to say your final goodbyes in the privacy and comfort of familiar surroundings, and we will be there with you every step of the way.
We want you and your pet to be as comfortable as possible. Home euthanasia will help to prevent any anxiety that your pet may have about going to the vet. It will also allow you to grieve in private. Finally, this can make it easier for anyone who loves your pet to be by their side during their final moments.
Performing the euthanasia at home can also be a blessing for you. We will save you the drive when you are too emotional. You will not have to see other owners and their pets as you wait in the waiting room, and you won’t feel obligated to make small talk. This time will simply be for you and your pet.
We will make every effort to find a convenient time for you. We understand that there is no good time; however, we will do our best to work around your schedule and needs. Our entire staff is very sympathetic and understands how hard this process is for you.
The decision to humanely euthanize your beloved pet can be a tough one. We start by discussing your options over the phone or during an in-home consultation. This will address whether or not your pet is at an end-of-life stage and if euthanasia is needed. We can also address any concerns you may have about your companion’s disease, such as how it progresses and what to expect. This also the time to express any special requests, discuss when/where the euthanasia will take place, who will attend and aftercare preparations. Our goal is to make your precious friend’s passing as easy as possible and to assure that you are ready when the right time comes.
Sedation and Euthanasia
When you have decided that the time has come to help your beloved friend pass, we will meet you at the previously decided location. Here we will start by administering a sedative to your pet. This will relieve any anxiety or pain it may be experiencing. After a few minutes your pet will be comfortable and in very peaceful, deep sleep. Our goal is to assure your treasured friend will experience no discomfort in their final moments.
When you are ready a second solution will be given to gently stop the heart. This is usually instant and takes only moments. After your beloved pet has passed, you may want to spend some time privately with it to say good-bye or to remember precious stories about all the wonderful times you had together.