The loss of a pet is often unpredictable. However, if your pet is terminally
ill or has reached her golden years, you may consider euthanasia. Euthanasia
provides painless and gentle pet deaths, allowing animals to pass on in
comfort and safety. As you prepare for euthanasia, keep reading to learn
more about what to expect during the procedure.
Veterinarians who administer euthanasia for pets generally provide a private
space for you and your pet. The space may be a home-like room or an outside
garden area. You can also opt for pet hospice or in-home euthanasia if
you prefer to experience the loss of a pet in his or her familiar surroundings.
Remember, the procedure does not have to happen immediately, and you will
have plenty of time to say goodbye.
You may want to consider gathering your closest loved ones to
say goodbye before your pet is euthanized. While most people opt for a burial at a
pet cemetery or cremation in beautiful pet urns, it is often comforting
to be there in a pet’s final moments. However, you may ask less
close family members and friends to attend the pet memorial as opposed
to the euthanasia.
Once your veterinarian begins the procedure, your pet’s death will
occur safely and quickly. If you opt for euthanasia, the solution is injected
and stops your pet’s heart and brain activity within seconds. After
your pet passes, it is not unusual to see some muscles slightly twitch
or to hear deep breaths being expelled. Your pet’s body will remain
warm and soft for some time, and many people find it comforting to briefly
sit with their pet.
After the loss of a pet, contact Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery & Crematory.
Our full-service perpetual care cemetery is
dedicated to honoring your love for your pet through pet memorial, pet funeral, and pet cremation options. Learn more
about our special services, including a lighting service for pets at Christmas
time, by calling our pet cemetery in Dallas, Texas at (682) 587-2324.