“One of the most difficult decisions we as pet owners will ever have to make is putting a beloved pet to sleep. What makes it so hard is that they really do have a way of capturing our hearts as they become an everyday part of our lives. Who else gives you unquestioned loyalty? They don’t complain. They make us laugh in their never ending pursuit to help us lighten up and enjoy the brighter side of life. However, sometimes, due to severe illness, pain or an incurable disease, they can’t go on. As hard as it is to let go, euthanasia can be the kindest thing we can offer in return. At times like these, I implore you to consider in home pet euthanasia by a mobile vet.
As a vet who has worked in many places over the years, I’ve had to euthanise pets in many different settings: in veterinary clinics and veterinary hospitals, on the side of the road, on farms, in the bush, and also while making house calls. By far the most peaceful experience for the pet is when the vet comes to them in the comfort of their own home. They are in their own comfortable bed, surrounded by only family and friends they know and love in their final moments; there is no stress.
Apart from family, I am the only one present during the euthanasia procedure. When everyone is ready, I give a small sedative injection under the skin at the back of the neck. I move out of the way so family members can be right next to their pets, keeping them calm and giving them last goodbyes. Over 5-15 minutes, this slowly causes them to fall to sleep, so they are unaware of what else happens from then on. At that point, I clip a small amount of hair on their front arm and administer the euthanasia solution intravenously. It is a very quick, peaceful, and painless process. Family members then spend as much time as necessary saying their final goodbyes. We don’t have to rush off anywhere. ” – Dr Shanon