You and your pet have shared a long, happy life together, they’ve been part of the family, and it’s a painful and difficult experience when it comes time to part with them. Decisions about proper end of life care and about when the time is right for euthanasia are hard to make during this emotional and trying time. Parkview Veterinary Hospital understands how you feel, after all, we’re pet owners too. That’s why we provide end of life and pet euthanasia services designed to help you make the right choices for your pet’s care and to make their transition from this life painless, comfortable, peaceful, and dignified. And to make the process easier for you and your family too. You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that you gave them the best farewell possible.
Home Hospice Care
If your pet has been diagnosed with a terminal condition, they should spend their final days in the home and with the family, they know and love. Your veterinarian will assess what palliative care is best for your pet and prescribe the proper treatments and medications to maintain their nutrition, hydration, body temperature, and mobility, and advise you on how to keep them as comfortable as possible. We’ll arrange a schedule for our technicians to come to your home to administer care to save you and your pet from the inconvenience and discomfort of traveling to the hospital. They’ll monitor your pet’s condition, and consult with you on how to proceed when the time for euthanasia comes.
The Pet Euthanasia Procedure
If your vet determines that prolonged end of life care isn’t recommended, or if your pet reaches the point during palliative care that they’re in constant pain or they refuse to eat, it’s time to consider euthanasia. The procedure involves your doctor putting your pet to sleep with an overdose of anesthesia, allowing them to pass peacefully and painlessly. You are welcome to stay by your pet’s side to comfort them during the procedure. If you choose, we will arrange for a burial or cremation, and have your pet’s ashes returned to you afterward. We’ll be there with you during the entire process.
The Parkview Veterinary Hospital of Boonton, NJ is always available for you and your pet. If you’d like to learn more about our services and hours or schedule a visit, simply contact us using our convenient online form. We look forward to hearing from you!