What to expect with an at home pet euthanasia
Dr. Margaret Saiki would like to assist you in providing this gift of pet euthanasia by putting down your dog or cat in the comfort of your home or any setting where your pet feels safe and peaceful. This procedure is designed to help your friend pass in a calm and peaceful manner.
First, is the administration of an injection, a cocktail of drugs which is designed not only to sedate, but to relieve any pain. Since these drugs, which are carefully mixed in one injection, are given just under the skin, they are rarely noticed by your pet. Our goal is to have them gradually and gracefully pass into unconsciousness. A last injection, an overdose of an anesthetic is administered intravenously. This final injection works rapidly within seconds.
Our devoted pet family member should not spend their lasts moments with us frightened or distressed in a hospital environment. Rather, they should be near us, their favorite bed, blanket or toy.
This protocol may change depending on the clinical physical condition of your pet. Most changes occurs when the patient is having breathing issues.
Please let me know if you would like me to help you with disposition of remains. I would be glad to let you know of the various options available.
We have dedicated a page for a online pet memorials here on this website. It is a great way to share your loving memory.
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