Deciding if your pet would benefit from cat or dog euthanasia is never easy. Our team at Glenwood Pet Hospital can help you decide if it’s time to say goodbye to your beloved companion and provide support for you and your pet before, during and after the euthanasia procedure. We treat your pet with the respect and care they deserve through our pet end of life care in Erie, PA. If you notice signs or symptoms of pain, please contact Glenwood Pet Hospital to schedule a consultation.
Our Pet End of Life Services
At Glenwood Pet Hospital, our goal is to maintain your pet’s quality of life during every stage of their life. As your pet ages, you may notice changes in their health or behavior. Our team is here to discuss any concerns you have and create a treatment plan tailored to your pet’s needs to maximize their comfort.
Our veterinarians can evaluate your pet’s quality of life through a physical examination and help you make the most informed decision on how best to proceed. We know cat or dog euthanasia can be a difficult process, and we strive to accommodate you to the best of our ability. We offer both in-hospital and in-home euthanasia appointments to help ensure your and your pet’s comfort. If it’s decided that pet euthanasia is the best option for your pet, here is what to expect during that process:
A member of our team will review our procedure and the body care options for your pet. We can discuss payment for the in-hospital or in-home euthanasia appointment and walk you through the steps of the procedure. Rest assured, we will never rush you through this process. As part of our continued effort to ensure your pet’s comfort, we will sedate your dog or cat prior to the euthanasia injection to reduce any potential stress. It typically takes 10-15 minutes before your pet falls asleep. You are welcome to spend as much time as you’d like with your companion. When you are ready, your veterinarian will administer the euthanasia injection.
We offer various body care options and are happy to accommodate you according to your wishes. There are several ways to remember a beloved companion and your veterinarian can review our options with you.
The Glenwood team knows pets are a huge part of your life, and this loss may be very difficult to process. The Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center can has an information hotline at (412) 348-6515. This hotline is available for grieving pet owners speak with social workers to offer:
- Telephone/private support
- Guidance in pet decision-making, including palliative care & euthanasia
- Support group meetings
- Referrals and Resources
- Information on pet loss
- Compassion fatigue management