Pet owners do not consider their animals as property but as important companions. There is nothing worse than watching your beloved pet deteriorate in health and endure a significantly decreased quality of life. While a good portion of veterinary care is dedicated to birth, growth, and life, there are also times when specific pet care is needed for aging, injured, or terminally ill animals. Individuals facing that horrible position with their cherished pet can count on Dr. Cryan and Dr. King to explore all options including animal hospice care and euthanasia.
Unfortunately, animals do not communicate as humans do so concerned pet owners need to monitor their pets’ behavior to look for unusual changes. There may be many symptoms to watch for depending on the cause of illness. Some things to look out for are difficulty walking or complete immobility, pain/discomfort, increased panting or labored breathing, appetite changes, chronic gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting/diarrhea, excessive drooling, lethargy/malaise, or weakness. If any of those symptoms sound familiar, scheduling a consultation with Nova Mobile Vet and meeting with Dr. Cryan or Dr King will make the task infinitely easier for all those involved. We will properly assess the situation and clearly lay out your options. Ultimately the choice of euthanasia or animal hospice care is yours and the Doctor will always respect that.
A majority of people would want to pass in their sleep in the comfort of their own bed and Nova Mobile Vet can provide that luxury to your dog or cat. Owners can plan out their pet’s final moments and provide their best friends with the ability to be wrapped in the warmth of familiar surroundings. No matter if your pet prefers to be snuggled up on their favorite pillow or in that sunny spot on the front porch, Nova Mobile Vet will make the passing as calming and soothing for you and your loved ones as possible.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
The Nova Mobile Vet team will come to assess your pet and discuss with you any questions or concerns and findings. In the event your pet has already been under the care of another veterinarian and you are looking for the at home euthanasia experience, we will conduct a brief examination so we can legally perform services for you.
Once the decision had been made, we will have you sign a consent form allowing us to proceed with the service and making a selection on aftercare such as cremation. Owners often prefer to take care of payment before the process begins so it does not need to be an afterthought and you can focus solely on being there for your loved one.
The process is typically done in two steps:
First, a sedative injectable medication is given in the muscle to completely relax your pet and take away any discomfort or anxiety.
Second, a temporary IV catheter is placed in a leg and a second injection is given in the vein that will allow your pet pass on quickly and quietly. You are welcome to be there for as much or as little of this process are you are comfortable with and you can stay there by his/her side and give love to them during the whole process.