Saying goodbye to a beloved pet and friend is extremely difficult. Deciding when your pet may need euthanasia is a very personal and private decision, but that doesn’t mean you have to go through it alone. We understand that making this decision is never easy. We will work with you to ensure your pet’s comfort and dignity and our compassionate staff can help you get through the painful experience in a healthy manner. We can also help with special requests and answer any questions about caring for your pet’s remains. Call us to learn how we can help.
As much as we hate to admit it, caregivers have limitations of what they are capable of doing and some pets are not willing to cooperate with the treatments that will help them recover. There is a point where all the love, attention, therapies, and special foods are just not enough. Saying goodbye is emotionally devastating enough without having to suffer through uncertainty in your decision.
Some people will tell you that you will simply “know” when it is time but this idea is not really fair. Determining someone else’s life quality is not completely intuitive. Fortunately, some criteria have been developed to help make evaluating life quality a little more definable.
- Does he still enjoy his favorite activities? The elderly pet does not necessarily need to continue chasing balls or jumping after Frisbees but he should enjoy sleeping comfortably, favorite resting spots, your company, etc.
- Is your pet eating? Basically, quality life involves eating or at least interest in food. An animal that is hungry has vitality that must be considered, though this is not the only consideration.
- Is your pet comfortable? The pet should be free of debilitating pains, cramps, aches or even the psychological pain that comes from the development of incontinence in an animal that has been housebroken its entire life.
Call us today at South Sacramento Pet Hospital 916-421-0619