Determining your pet’s quality of life and understanding when its time
The word “euthanasia” literally means “good death”. And as the only medical professional licensed to perform this most important gift, we take the utmost pride in the technical, medical, and soft skills associated with ending the life of a beloved family member.
Making the decision to say goodbye to your beloved pet can be difficult and stressful. If you have already chosen to have your pet euthanized, trust, and accept you have made the right choice. While it may seem absolutely unbearable, having personal time with your pet before and during the euthanasia procedure will give your heart the peace of mind in knowing your beloved pet knew you were with them the whole time. Pets are intuitive and will certainly feel your presence and love. Here at El Cid Animal Clinic, we take this time to reflect and support you all the way through this painful process. We make your pet’s final moments as comfortable as we can and say our goodbyes with you with respect and compassion.
Many times, friends, family members, and other pets in the household will want to have their final good-bye with your pet too. Pets touch so many people during their short lives with us. Allow those around you the opportunity to come together, pay their respects, and support each other. We understand and we want to make it easier for you. Home euthanasia is an arrangement upon special request that can be established. Dr. Garcia may come to you and make your pet’s final moments painless and peaceful.
Explore your option
Knowing your various options will relieve much of the stress you may have in ensuring what you do is appropriate, to not only honor the life of your pet but to ensure they are receiving the care and treatment in death that was important to you for them in life.
Making a decision on memorialization products is a personal process. This will be reflective of the life shared with your pet, your lifestyle, your personal style, and those items that are reflective of your pet’s personality. It’s also important to take into consideration where your memorialization pieces will go in your home, or in your yard, and how you want them to look.