In-Home Pet Euthanasia
We will help you with this difficult decision by offering our expertise and support during every step of the way. When the decision for pet euthanasia is made, we will come to your home to assist you with your pet’s peaceful transition. When we first arrive, we will discuss the procedure and have you complete the necessary paperwork. Then, we will administer a sedative/pain medication, as we believe that there should be no pain in these last moments of life. After your pet is relaxed and comfortable and when you are ready, we will then administer the final medication that will allow your beloved friend to pass quietly and peacefully. We will also discuss with you all aspects of the procedure, what to expect, and thoroughly answer all of your questions. We will respectfully allow you and your family adequate time to spend with your pet during and after the procedure.
How will I know if it is the right time to euthanize my pet?
When you have performed a Quality of Life assessment and have found that there are few “good times” and a preponderance of “bad times”, it is time to give strong consideration to helping your pet by ending the suffering. We recognize this is a very difficult decision, but not making a decision can cause your pet undue pain and suffering. Natural death can be very painful and agonizing for your pet, so let us help you make your pets' transition an easier one. Please call us if you are struggling with the decision. We will help you to quantify your pets' condition and help you in any way we can.
Why should I choose in-home euthanasia for my pet?
Euthanasia actually means “good or peaceable” death. Most pets become quite anxious and stressed when taken to an animal hospital. You can avoid stressing your pet by allowing the procedure to be done in the familiar, peaceful, quiet surroundings of their home. In-home pet euthanasia also allows you to grieve and spend time with your pet in the privacy of your own home. We will try to accommodate your schedule so that you, your family, and friends can be present, so that your pet is surrounded by loved ones during their last moments.
Who should I include at the euthanasia time?
This question is best answered by those who know your pet most intimately. Witnessing the change from life to death is a powerful experience and often helps begin the healing process. Because euthanasia is so personal, you should allow whomever you feel is appropriate to share in this special time, but no one should be made to stay. There are many factors that can complicate grieving, so family and friends should be able to choose what is right for them. If children are present, we will explain the procedure in a way they will understand. Other pets can also be present as long as everyone is comfortable. We have never seen negative effects from other animals bearing witness to a companions passing.
What kinds of animals are helped?
Caring Pathways serves the needs of small animal pets who are in need of in-home hospice care, or who are ready to make a peaceful end-of-life transition through ethanization. We offer our services to pet owners of the Denver Metro Area and surrounding communities, serving: dogs, cats, pot bellied pigs, birds, reptiles, small mammals, and pocket pets such as gerbils, hamsters, and rats. If you have a question regarding our services or the types of pets we care for, please contact us at (720) 287-2553.