Euthanasia

Humane Cat and Dog Euthanasia in Lake City, FL

When pets near the end of their life, it’s important to make sure that when the time comes, they’ll be able to pass on with dignity and minimal discomfort. At Lake City Animal Hospital, it is a privilege for us to be able to help pet owners say goodbye to their companions and give animals the peaceful passing they deserve. We provide cat and dog euthanasia services with care, allowing families the time they need with their beloved pets and explaining each step of the process so they know what to expect.

cat and dog euthanasia in lake city, fl

Determining Your Pet’s Quality of Life

Having a good quality of life is extremely important for your pet, regardless of their age. However, if they are terminally ill and/or very old and are constantly sick and in pain and no treatment has helped, humane euthanasia might be the best way to end their suffering. Knowing how your pet is really feeling isn’t always easy, especially when you have to make some difficult decisions.

Here are some signs that indicate a poor quality of life in pets:

  • Has difficulty walking/standing or is unable to do either
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Sleeping most of the day
  • No interest in playing or being around the family
  • Often cries out in pain
  • Chronic vomiting/diarrhea

Your veterinarian can help you assess your pet’s condition and determine their treatment options. We always consider your pet’s well-being and needs first, which can help you make the right decision regarding their care.

Is Euthanasia Painful for Dogs and Cats?

Euthanasia should never be painful for pets, and we do all we can to make sure of that. Your pet will first be sedated, which puts them into a deep, relaxing sleep. When you give us permission, we can then administer the euthanasia injection, which works very quickly and painlessly.

If you have any plans regarding the handling of your pet’s remains, please let us know before the euthanasia appointment if possible. This way, you won’t have to discuss your plans immediately following the loss of your pet.

We’re here to answer your questions and make the end-of-life process easier for you and your pet. Call (386) 755-0236 to speak with our team.