What is euthanasia like for the pet?
At Windmill Animal Hospital, great care is taken to make sure all euthanasia are peaceful and painless. First of all, the doctors of Windmill Animal Hospital will NOT euthanize a pet for owner convenience, family move, not wanting the pet anymore, or other trivial reasons. The only proper reasons for euthanizing a pet are if the pet is dangerous, or if the pet has an unacceptable quality of life due to medical problems.
The process of euthanasia at Windmill Animal Hospital starts with the installation of an intravenous catheter, as the medications used during the euthanasia process must be given intravenously. Next, the doctor will administer an intravenous anesthetic agent, that rapidly provides pain relief and unconsciousness. Once the family is ready, the doctor will administer the intravenous medication that causes the shut down of the pet's nervous system, heart rate and breathing. The euthanasia process is quiet, dignified, peaceful, and painless.
If you are considering euthanasia for your pet, please consider a consultation with one of the staff doctors of Windmill Animal Hospital to discuss your situation further.