Pet Euthanasia: Helping Dogs and Cats Pass on with Dignity in Wooster, OH By providing humane pet euthanasia services for our patients, we give people’s beloved dogs and cats the gentle, peaceful passing they deserve when they have reached the end of their life’s journey. At Ark Veterinary Hospital in Wooster, OH, we know how hard it is to say goodbye to a cherished pet and deal with the grief that lingers long afterward. Our team hopes to make this decision as easy as possible for you and your family, and to help you understand why euthanasia might be the best way to alleviate your pet’s suffering. Whether or not you are prepared to make that decision, we’re always here to answer your questions and put your concerns at ease. Call (330) 262-3465 to make an appointment so we can discuss your pet’s health concerns, and the future of their care. Make an Appointment Knowing When It’s Time to Say Goodbye No one wants to think about having to say goodbye to their animal companion, but their well-being usually depends on it. Dogs and cats whose quality of life has diminished beyond repair are no longer living happy, healthy lives. Their suffering will only continue, and we are responsible for looking out for their best interests. Signs your pet’s health and quality of life have deteriorated: Barely eating or not eating at all Unable to control their bladder and bowels Vomiting/diarrhea frequently Can barely walk or stand Unable to go up the stairs Always seems to be in pain Sleeps most of the day Shows no interest or excitement around you or the rest of your family We may be able to provide some palliative care for your pet to improve their quality of life and keep them comfortable. Let us know if your pet is showing any of the above signs, and we will do our best to help. What to Expect from a Pet Euthanasia Procedure Our veterinary team takes great care in making euthanasia a stress-free, painless procedure for every dog and cat. We want their final moments to be as peaceful as possible. This is just as important for them as it is for you. We will also be respectful of your privacy and give you and your family as much time as you need with your beloved pet. The procedure itself involves two stages: First, we administer a sedative injection to your pet, which puts them into a deep, relaxing sleep. After a moment, we will then give them the euthanasia injection. Caring for Your Pet’s Remains You have several options regarding your pet’s remains. You can choose to have them communally cremated, cremated separately so you can recover their ashes in an urn, or you can request to have a clay paw print or other keepsake made to memorialize your pet. If you prefer, we can discuss your pet’s aftercare options before their euthanasia appointment. This way, you can have everything planned ahead and not have to worry about making aftercare decisions in a highly emotional situation. If you want to know more about aftercare, please call us at (330) 262-3465.