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 addresswhether 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 is 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.
This is sometimes a difficult subject, but a neccessary one. It is important to consider the aftercare as it will reflect the love and devotion you have for your treasured friend. No preparation is too big or too small.
There are three differnet options to choose from when deciding on what to do with your companion’s remains. These are private cremation, communal cremation and burial. If you should choose to have your loved one cremated Greener Pastures will provide the transportation of your pet’s remains to the crematorium in Springfield, MO.
In a communal crematory your pet will be cremated with other pets and the ashes will not be returned. The crematorium will spread the ashes in a mass disposal.
The last is to keep your animal for burial. We can discuss ordinances in your area and provide you with a burial box for any pet under 100 pounds if needed.
Costs of cremation and burial boxes will be determined according to weight and will be calculated for you. This will be included in your total fee collected previously to the euthanasia service.
Upon request Greener Pastures will provide you and your family with a clay paw print. This in an impression of your beloved friend’s paw engraved with his/her name and any other sentimental information you would like.
It is important to grieve the loss of a loved one. Greener Pasture’s is here for support and help in this process. During our time together you will recieve information on pet loss and how to help remaining household pets with the loss of a companion as well. Local counselling and grief support group information can be provided in addition.