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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: Sept 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

The health and safety of both you and our staff is our top priority. We appreciate your help in keeping our community safe by following our COVID-19 policies:

  • Maximum of 4 clients in the lobby at one time; our staff will do their best to keep traffic moving smoothly
  • 1 client per exam room, exceptions will be made for end of life procedures
  • We kindly ask that you wear a mask during your visit
  • Staff and clients will continue to work together to keep each other and your furry loved ones safe and healthy. Their best care comes when we all work as a team
  • For your comfort, curb side service will remain available for any client who requires
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this new phase.

    - Your dedicated team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital