In Home Pet Euthanasia
When It's Time
Once you have made the decision to let go, we are here to guide you through the euthanasia process. Our goal is to allow your pet to pass peacefully surrounded by the comforts of home.
We will arrive at a scheduled date and time, Dr. Graffe will examine your pet and discuss the process with you. You will be able to be as involved as you wish - being with your pet to comfort them is encouraged. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like. We have some paperwork and our consent form to go over and we take care of payment before we do any kind of procedures.
When everyone is ready, we will then proceed with sedation, an injection given under the skin. This will help your pet relax and should ease any discomfort. We want the process to be as stress free as possible. During this time we step out to get our supplies for the IV injection. We give you as much time as you need with your pet. Once sedation has taken effect (usually about 10 minutes), we will proceed.
When you are ready and your pet is sedated, we will proceed with administering euthanasia solution through an IV. This typically takes about a minute or so. Dr. Graffe will then listen to your pet's heart to confirm they have passed.
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