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Preparing Yourself Emotionally for Putting Down Your Pet

Humane Pet Euthanasia From Our Tucson Veterinarian

At Peaceful Pet in Home Euthanasia, Dr. Hinsch a long time Tucson veterinarian and the team believe that all pets deserve compassion, comfort, and care in their final moments. If you have a dog or cat that has fallen terminally ill or is nearing the end of its life due to old age, our experienced team is here to assist you. We travel to your home so that your pet can be put to sleep under the most comfortable, humane, and familiar surroundings. No matter how much preparation you may have, however, putting a pet to sleep is always emotionally difficult for pet owners.

Knowing When Putting Down Your Pet is the Best Option

Many pet owners also have a difficult time knowing when it is best to euthanize. While this decision is ultimately yours to make, we generally recommend euthanasia as the most humane option when your pet's quality of life is suffering as a result of an illness or old age. The last thing you want is for your pet to suffer in his or her final days, and euthanasia offers a comforting and humane option for you to say goodbye to your pet peacefully and selflessly.

Emotional Preparation for Putting Down Your Pet

Saying goodbye to a pet is never easy, but there are some steps you can take to prepare emotionally. Consider, for example, whether you would like to be present for the euthanasia or if you would prefer to wait in another room. If being in the room will be too difficult for you, consider seeing if another family member would like to be present in your pet's final moments, as this can be calming to your pet. Some pet owners also like to select a special toy to have with their pet, a special poem to read, or a soothing song to play.

Ultimately, it is most important to remember that while it may hurt to say goodbye, you are doing a beautiful and selfless thing by having your pet put to sleep humanely.

Contact Our Tucson Veterinary Team Today

If you have more questions about euthanizing a dog or cat, or if you'd like to find out more about our at-home services, don't hesitate to contact Peaceful Pet In Home Euthanasia at (520) 284-2400.