How to know when is the right time?

There are several things that could indicate that the time is right to say goodbye, including refusal to eat or drink, obvious signs of pain, inability to get up to go outside, lack of self-grooming (especially in cats), sudden confusion or aggression, and lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities. We provide quality of life assessments to better help you determine when the time is right.

Does the euthanasia process hurt?

No. We strive to make the entire process pain-free. At most, your pet may experience a sensation similar to receiving a vaccination when the sedative is administered. Your pet feels no pain or discomfort when the euthanasia solution is administered.

How does the euthanasia drug work?

The euthanasia solution works by quickly shutting down your pet’s heart and brain functions. It takes only a few moments to take effect, and your pet does not feel any pain or discomfort.

Is the person performing the process a licensed veterinarian?

Yes. Both Dr. Monique and Dr. Ronderson are licensed veterinarians.

Why euthanize over natural death?

Pet owners often choose euthanasia as a means of ending their dog or cat’s suffering. When pets are no longer able to enjoy a decent quality of life due to a serious injury, terminal illness, or old age, humane euthanasia allows them to be at peace much faster than waiting for nature to take its course.

Why in-home euthanasia?

In-home euthanasia allows you to say goodbye to your beloved companion in the comfort and privacy of your own home. It is also less stressful for your pet since it eliminates the anxiety many animals experience in a clinical setting. When you choose in-home euthanasia, you and your pet can enjoy their final moments in their favorite spot in your home rather than in a vet’s office.

Can my children, family members or other pets be present?

The decision to have children present is always up to the parent. We find, though, that allowing the entire family to be present at the time of euthanasia makes it easier for everyone to come to terms with a pet’s passing. Allowing your children, family members, and other pets to be present also allows your companion to pass while surrounded by their loved ones.

Am I able to stay when the medications are being administered?

Yes, you may stay with your pet while medications are being administered.

Do you offer any types of veterinary service?

We specialize in in-home euthanasia and do not provide additional veterinary services. If your pet requires care, we encourage you to contact their normal vet.
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Hamilton-Niagara Veterinary Mobile Euthanasia Service

Hamilton-Niagara Veterinary Mobile Euthanasia Service

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