No one wants to think about it but it’s part of most pet owner’s lives at some point or another. Euthanasia is a service that most veterinarians can provide their clients in their time of need. It’s used to end suffering and to allow our pet’s a dignified end surrounded by family and loved ones. I myself have been through this process with clients hundreds of times over the last 16 years and truly understand how hard it is to make that decision and to drive our furry family members to the appointment.
I can honestly say that having my old girl euthanized at home was the most peaceful experience I have ever had. There was no waiting room full of people to witness me losing it over the thought of no longer having my girl, there was no L—O—-N—G car ride there staring into her glazed over eyes knowing what was instore.
Instead, there was me, my girl, Dr. Curry, Sara our technician and my other pets. I brought her favorite dog bed out onto our porch and there in the morning sunlight Dr. Curry gave her an initial injection and I held her while she fell asleep. There were no barking dogs, no other people to overhear me cry and no distractions. Just me and my girl.
Once she was completely unconscious Dr. Curry administered the euthanasia solution and within seconds my girl was gone. At that moment I could hear the birds chirping, the wind blowing and feel the sunshine on my face. I knew my girl was no longer in pain and no longer suffering.
As hard of a decision it was to make, I am so thankful that I could have Dr. Curry come to my home and give this gift to my girl. After experiencing home euthanasia I can not imagine having to go through it any other way.
If you’re struggling with the decision of euthanasia or just have questions, please don’t hesitate to call. We are more then happy to share information and answer any questions you may have.