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Euthanizing a pet is not an easy decision. We are here to discuss options and assist in every way we can during this difficult time.

A single budding flower set against a light gray background
A single budding flower set against a light gray background


Euthanasia is commonly referred to as “putting down” or “putting to sleep”. This is a very hard decision many pet owners must make at the last stage of their pet’s life.

Why euthanasia?

Just as we all age, so do our beloved pets. As much as we would love for all of our pets to be in our lives forever, there comes a time to say goodbye. Euthanasia offers a peaceful, controlled option for the end of our pet's life. Based on your pet's quality of life, euthanasia may be something to consider.

When is the time right?

Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize an animal, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. Your top concern should be about your pet’s quality of life, difficulties that come with old age, and the pain they may be suffering.

What should I expect?

Our euthanasia process is designed to be as peaceful as possible. Once you and the doctor have determined that this is the best choice, your pet will have a drug administered that results in deep sedation. During the time it takes to reach this state, you and your family may remain with your pet. It is a quiet few minutes of saying goodbye. You may also choose to leave at this point, having bid your pet farewell, taking comfort in knowing it was calm and pain free.

How should I get more information or ask for help?

Our veterinarians are available to discuss your options. They are very familiar with the experience and are able to talk about the process and the feelings that come with it. Please make an appointment or contact us for information on options, timelines, and references for support through the grieving process.

At-Home Pet Euthanasia

Due to the COVID Pandemic, we are currently not performing this service.

At-home pet euthanasia is highly encouraged, as it is a safe and familiar place for your pet, and your pet will feel more comfortable there. The family members and other pets are able to spend as much time as needed prior to the euthanasia procedure. We will be with you and your pet every step of the way and will help you make sure your pet is comfortable and cared for. After you have said goodbye to your pet, we will carefully and gently remove your pet from your home if requested and will talk to you about your wishes for your pet’s remains.

In-Hospital Pet Euthanasia -- Comfort Garden

Animal Medical Center has dedicated a section of their facilities to clinical euthanasia services, where you and your family can have a safe and comfortable space to say your goodbyes to your loyal companion. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding the health of your pet, or to enquire about the euthanasia services our office provides.