Common Questions and Concerns
The final moments of your pet's life can be scary and confusing for your family. While we like to believe that we will just "know when the time is right," it is not always so simple. Dr. Cate can help you assess your pet's quality of life in order to make the kindest decisions for your pet. Below are some common questions about end-of-life that can help provide guidance during this difficult time.
Is in-home euthanasia a good choice for my pet, rather than taking them to my vet's office?
How much advanced notice do I need to schedule an in-home euthanasia for my pet?
What should I expect during humane euthanasia?
How long do appointments last?
What do I need to do to prepare for the appointment?
Should I give my pet his or her regularly prescribed medications on the day of the appointment?
What happens to my pet's body after they have passed?
After your pet has passed, Dr. Cate will give you time alone with them to say your final goodbyes. It is encouraged to allow your other pets at home a moment to say goodbye as well.
Dr. Cate will discuss Cremation and Aftercare options with you prior to the procedure to ensure that she knows your wishes for your pet's remains. After the procedure, your pet will be transported for humane cremation, unless you have elected burial at home. You will have the option to have your pet's ashes returned to you, along with a clay paw print, if you wish.
If you elect to bury your pet at home or arrange cremation services yourself, Dr. Cate will quietly leave so that you may have privacy to say your goodbyes and perform your burial service or transport your pet for cremation.