A pet often becomes like a member of the family. As a result, losing a pet to tragedy or disease can be one of the most overwhelming experiences of your life. It’s a time to honor the life your pet lived and to carry on in their memory.
We at Hebron Animal Hospital have loved many, many pets and have also lost some. We’ve gone through many of the feelings that owners go through when their pet is gone and we want to reach out to our clients and help them through that difficult time gently and offer as much support as you may need.
Long before the time comes, we encourage an open discussion of the many options to keep your pet as comfortable as possible for as long as possible. It starts with a discussion between you and our doctors, so that they have a full understanding of what your goals are for your pet during his or her older years. We can begin to discuss an overall plan which includes medications and other treatment modalities for comfort and pain control, hospice care and “final good byes”.
Lastly, we have a number of resources for those who want or need to speak with professionals regarding your loss and grief. It’s not always an easy decision to say “goodbye” to a furry loved one, but rest assured that in our hands, we will do everything in our power to make sure your pet is taken care of just as if they were our very own. When the time comes, we will be there for you. Euthanasia can be performed either at the hospital or in the comfort of your own home. We can provide several options for aftercare, including cremation with return of ashes.