When it’s time to say goodbye, we understand how important it is for you and your pet to be in a familiar and comfortable environment. Euthanasia at home offers a peaceful and compassionate farewell to a beloved friend.
We know that this can be a very difficult and emotional time. We find it important that you know what to expect, so what follows is a summary of the process. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Dr. Roncal will begin by spending a few minutes with you and meet your pet and discuss the recent clinical history of your pet. To ensure that euthanasia is appropriate, , he will examine your pet and discuss his findings with you. Although this test may seem unnecessary, it’s an important step, and in the end most customers appreciate the peace of mind that comes from having Dr. Roncal evaluate their pet and confirm that it is the right time to say goodbye.
The euthanasia process is peaceful and compassionate. Your pet can be in a comfortable, familiar place, like a favorite chair or in a cozy corner of the room.
Your pet will be given two injections. The first one helps your pet to fall asleep peacefully. It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to have effect.
After several minutes Dr. Roncal wil check to see if your pet is asleep enough. Otherwise he will give some more sedative to your pet to ensure that your animal doesn’t feel anything.
Someanimals have their eyes open at this stage,ut they can’t see anything. In fact, the farewell for your pet itself has already taken place.
With the second injection, an overdose of sedative is injected directly into a vein (to find that vein, we shave or cut some hair).
Usually this works so fast, that your pet will already be gone before the syringe is empty.
It’s extremely sad to witness, but it’s not creepy. The animal lies very peacefully, sometimes with the eyes still a little open.
Even after its death it remains your pet, so you are completely free to decide where your animal will then go. We can take away the body for you, but of course we want to help and advise you if you prefer to do that by yourself.
There are several options to choose from after your pet has died.
When choosing options for pet cremations, you may consider a private or a communal cremation. As the name suggests, private cremation refers to separate cremation of your pet whereas the latter means cremation of the pet with other animals as well.
If you select partition cremation, you may either ask the crematory to return the ashes to you for the final disposition or let the crematory staff scatter the cremains on the facility ground or memorial area and then send you a cremation certificate bearing the pet’s name and date of cremation.
As this option involves group cremation of several animals, the ashes of your beloved furry companion are likely to be mixed with those of other animals that were cremated in the same chamber.
In case of private cremation, you may request the crematorium personnel to allow you to view the cremation of your pet as it helps with the closure for the loss. The facility, however, may charge an added fee for this service.
Many people choose to bury a pet at home as a way of keeping it close. This can also provide a way for you and your family to celebrate a funeral and memorial service, which in themselves can be powerful coping tools.
In some circumstances, however, home burial may not be an appropriate option. The most obvious is if you have no place in which to bury a pet. You must also be sure that you can dig a deep enough grave to ensure that your pet’s remains will not be disturbed or become a health hazard. You also might not wish to bury a pet at home if you rent, or if you are likely to move away from the property.
You can also choose to let your pet be buried by a Burial Service Provider in an animal graveyard.
With destruction it’s also about burning the remains of the animals. Large amounts of deceased animals are burned at once. The remains are not rendered.