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Dog Euthanasia

“What we once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we LOVE deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

How do I know when it’s the right time?


Care for a very ill or geriatric pet can be complicated when you are faced with the most difficult decision you may ever make. Many pet owners feel confused and unsure of the right path to take. Our caring team is here to help you during this difficult process in a kind and respectful manner. If you feel you may need some guidance deciding when, how and why to either euthanize or continue medical management for your pet, we are here for you. We offer compassionate end of life care, including quality of life assessments and euthanasia services.

What is pet euthanasia?


Originally a Greek word, euthanasia means “an easy or happy death,” as “eu-” means good and “thanatos” means death. During euthanasia, the patient is typically given a sedative to make them more comfortable. Once you and your pet are ready, the euthanasia drug is then delivered by intravenous injection. This is painless, quick, and dignified.

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Last updated: November 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. OPEN DOOR POLICY - WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We remain a 24-hour hospital, open 7 days a week

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital