At Chino Valley Animal Hospital, our team takes your pet’s care very seriously, and that includes end of life services for dogs, cats, exotic pets and large animals in Prescott Valley, Yavapai County, and the surrounding areas. When your pet requires end of life services, we are dedicated to treating your pet with utmost care and respect and providing you with support during this difficult time. Our team can assess your pet’s physical health and well-being and help determine the next best steps regarding your companion’s care.
If you have concerns about your pet’s quality of life, contact Chino Valley Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment today.
The bond we share with our pets is irreplaceable, making it even more difficult to determine when it’s time to say goodbye. We are here to assess your pet’s quality of life by performing a comprehensive physical exam and helping you decide if pet euthanasia is the next best step for your dog, cat, exotic pet or large animal. Your veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s physical and mental well-being by examining the following:
- Has your pet stopped eating or drinking?
- Can they walk or move without assistance?
- Do they seem to be more sluggish instead of interacting with you?
- Have they had unusual accidents around the house?
- Does your pet have constant diarrhea or vomiting?
- Does your pet seem to be in pain?
We will review paperwork and walk you through the euthanasia process. For some, this might be your first experience with pet euthanasia and for others, you might be too familiar with this process. Either way, we strive to accommodate you to the best of our ability. Your pet’s comfort is always one of our top priorities, so to ensure they are not stressed, we will sedate them prior to administering the euthanasia injection. Then, a veterinary technician will place an IV catheter and check in with you. Please feel free to take as much time as you need to spend with your pet. When you are ready, we will administer the euthanasia injection and place a soft blanket over your pet once you have left. We can also discuss options to memorialize your pet and are happy to do so at your convenience.