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Posted on 06-06-2018

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As hard as the topic is, it does need to be talked about. We wanted to discuss euthanasia, how the process works and why we do it. It is important to know the steps while going through this with your beloved pet and how to take the stress off of them (and yourself).

Why Do We Euthanize Over Natural Death?

This is one of the most common questions asked when it comes to euthanasia and why it’s done. The number one reason that we euthanize is to alleviate pain and suffering for our patients. If your pet is in pain because of his underlying health problem, he will finally be pain free.

To Be There Or Not To Be There?

It is your personal choice to be present or not. Some people can’t bear to witness their beloved pet take their last breath, while others find it comforting for both pet and human to be in the room. You might also make the decision to stay in the waiting room during the euthanasia procedure and then spend a few moments with them in private once the procedure has been done.

How Does the Process Work?

Our number one goal is to keep the process as peaceful as possible. We usually give sedation first to relax our patient. The process is not painful, as the drugs that we administer are strong anesthetic-like medication.  The drugs act quickly, making the patient go to sleep, then it begins to slow and stop the heart contractions.

We offer cremation options with a great local veterinary cremation service.

No matter what happens, we support you. This is just as hard for us as it is for you. We want to be there for you the entire time. If you have any other questions, visit www.laveenvetcenter.com

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