Perhaps the most difficult part of this process is knowing when it is time to put your beloved pet to sleep. Pet euthanasia at home is a peaceful option if your pet has been given a terminal diagnosis. It helps to acknowledge that doing this is the most compassionate thing you can do for the animal you have loved so much.
Once your pet has reached a point medically where they are in pain that can’t be managed or have a condition they cannot recover from, choosing to let them go peacefully, surrounded by love and in their home is a kindness.
When deciding if it is the right time, it is helpful to consider these questions:
Is your pet in pain?
If so, can it be lessened or controlled with medication?
Can your pet walk without assistance?
Can your pet relieve himself/herself on their own?
What are your pet’s eating characteristics, do they have an appetite?
Has your pet been diagnosed with a terminal condition?
Are you able to provide for the needed level of care for your pet?
What is your veterinarian’s opinion about your pet’s quality of life?
If you would like to discuss your pet’s specific medical situation over the phone with our mobile veterinarians, give us a call at 919-600-1841 and our intake specialist can set up a time to talk.
If you’d like our mobile veterinarian to come to your home to evaluate your pet and discuss her opinion on when the right time might be, please contact us to schedule. We understand that you may be unsure about deciding so we are happy to meet with you to provide an honest and thorough evaluation. Please see our services page for more information about our in home evaluation service which can include pet hospice.
Dr. Holland is proud to serve families in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill with her mobile veterinary service. We have also been honored to help families with house calls in Holly Springs, Cary, Wendell, Apex and Wake Forest.