Updates on Home Euthanasia Visits During COVID-19 Restrictions
Please Note: Dr. Whala IS still taking appointments during this time to help critically ill and suffering pets pass peacefully in their home. However special measures will be taken to ensure the safety and health of everyone. Some of these temporary measures include the inability to help families with pets that weigh less than 30lbs. Please see our COVID-19 Procedures for more information.
Saying goodbye to an animal companion is never easy. Our pets give us so much and the one gift we can give them in their time of need is a pain-free, quiet passing in the surroundings they know and love. Peaceful Passing At-Home Pet Euthanasia provides a respectful, compassionate euthanasia for pets and their families in the privacy and comfort of the home they know and love.
Making the decision to say goodbye is never easy and thus we strive to make this difficult time as personalized and comfortable as possible. During your appointment, your Peaceful Passing veterinarian will assess your pet and address any concerns you may have including any aftercare wishes. You will be asked to sign a euthanasia consent form and pay for the appointment.
Our euthanasia procedure is designed to mimic as peaceful a death as possible. In fact, the definition of euthanasia is ‘good death’ and our aim is to ensure that during this process, your pet is as worry-free, pain-free and comfortable as possible. When our veterinarian arrives at your home, he/she will quietly assess your pet while talking in a normal conversational tone as if a friend was stopping by. This helps allay your pets concerns about a stranger being in the home (important for those pets who are more aware of their surroundings during the visit). During this assessment, your vet will ask questions regarding your pets quality of life and symptoms while also assessing your pets breathing, mental state and pain levels. Often this is done before even touching your pet. Once your vet agrees and reassures you that it is time,More Information…
Knowing When It's Time To Say Goodbye
Not sure when the time is right? How do I know when my companion animal is really suffering? Our goal is to create the most peaceful experience for families facing companion animal end-of-life issues. We are happy to consult with you about your beloved pet and friend. There are several resources to help you with this difficult decision. Your family veterinarian is a valuable resource who can help you decide when your pet is nearing the end of life, but we are also only a phone call or email away. The information provided here is meant to guide you toward an informed discussion with your veterinarian and family members about your pet’s quality of life…More information…
Only you can decide the type of aftercare you would like for your beloved pet after he/she has passed. We feel the sanctity of the aftercare process is extremely important and the choice of care for your pet’s remains is a deeply personal one. There are 3 basic options to choose from after your pet has passed and all of which reflect a combination of factors including your personal belief system, costs, consideration of any regulations in your area and how you would like to best honor your pet’s life...
Peaceful Passing can help you make your pet’s last moments as calm and as personal as possible. Does your pet have a favorite tree in the backyard, or a soft bed near a window where he or she loves to sunbathe? You can choose the location—indoors or out—and you can create the atmosphere you want with candles, music, and any family members or friends who wish to be present.
Choosing to relieve your faithful companion of pain and suffering is an abundantly unselfish yet incredibly difficult decision. We are here to help. Please take a few moments to explore the information on our site, and don’t hesitate to contact Peaceful Passing to discuss your pet’s needs.