The bond you share with your pet is
which makes deciding when humane euthanasia is the best option for your dog or cat so difficult. At our Woodbridge, VA, animal hospital, we strive to treat your pet with the respect and care they deserve at every stage of life.
Our pet end of life care allows our veterinarians to perform an evaluation of your pet’s quality of life to help you decide if dog or cat euthanasia is the best option for your pet. If you have concerns about your pet’s well-being, please contact us.
What to Expect
Your veterinarian will assess your pet’s physical and mental well-being and if it’s determined that it is best for your pet to receive a cat or dog euthanasia injection, we will walk you through each step of the process and try to make it as easy as possible.
Please note that if we have not seen your pet before or if it has been over 6 months, we require a consultation exam.
We know that during this difficult time, your priority is to spend time with your pet. However, our team will need to discuss paperwork and review the procedure as well as body care options with you. Please know that we strive to accommodate you to the best of our ability.
We will place an IV catheter and administer sedation while you are in the room to minimize any stress or discomfort your pet may be feeling. This allows us to provide as much comfort to your pet as possible, so they know they are taking a nap surrounded by their favorite people.
You are welcome to take as much time as you’d like to spend with and say goodbye to your beloved companion. We will never rush you through this process, as we recognize how hard it can be. When you are ready, we will administer the euthanasia injection.
Once you’ve left, we will cover your pet’s body with a soft blanket and proceed with the previously discussed body care options. We also offer several ways to memorialize your pet, so please feel free to ask a member of our team for more information.