As a pet owner, the single most difficult decision we have to make is whether or not it is time to euthanize our pet. It is so hard to think about, but sometimes the only compassionate decision is to ease our pet's suffering is by euthanasia. Here are some questions you can consider when make this decision. - Is your pet in constant pain or discomfort? - Can your pet control their urine or stool output? - Can your pet move when they choose to do so? - Is your pet eating and drinking on their own? - Is your pet still enjoying daily activities? - Does your pet still recognize you and want to interact with you? - Do the bad days outnumber the good days?

Who Decides When It Is Time?

Although this is one of the hardest decisions you will make, it is yours to make. Sometimes speaking to your veterinarian can answer questions to help you make a decision. They can talk to you about the expected prognosis and progression of your pet’s disease or condition and offer you important information about your pet’s quality of life. Accepting your pet's death may seem overwhelming, but euthanasia may end up being the most unselfish act of love we can offer our pets. Our veterinary heath care team will do whatever we can to help you at this very difficult time.


The compassionate team at RRVH will be here for you when you want to discuss the process of euthanasia and your choices for caring for your pet's remains. We can assure you and your family that your beloved pet will receive the respect and quality of care that they deserve. We believe that families, in time of sorrow, desire personal attention, comfort and absolute assurance that every detail will be carried out perfectly and gracefully.