We wish we could say there is an easy way to find out if at home pet euthanasia is the right choice for your pet, but it’s not that straight-forward. Some veterinarians will say when the bad days outweigh the good, but that can be difficult to quantify if we measure quality of old age and dying with quality of living.
Some parents are looking for more information on a natural death, without euthanasia, which is also an option. We offer education on the natural death process and guidance on the stages of dying. It is good to know that dying does not cause pain, however determining if this is the right path for you and your beloved animal takes support and we offer that. An at home consultation is suggested whereby the entire family is requested to attend.
We offer at home consultations/ quality of life assessments to see how your pet is doing and a review of records. During this consultation our veterinarian will do an exam and will go over their findings in the most compassionate yet truthful way. Assessments educate and education is empowering and will pave the way for important decisions moving forward. Euthanasia might be suggested.
Going within and seeking guidance can also be supportive. Travelling the path of least regrets can be a challenge, but it is possible with professional and compassionate support.