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Saying Goodbye to Your Pet – End of Life Options


While never easy, sometimes its best to say goodbye to your 4-legged friend. We offer gentle, peaceful end-of-life (euthanasia) service for pets. If you desire, you may remain and comfort your pet during their final goodbye. Here are some of the questions and answers people ask us about euthanizing their pet (click on the particular question to learn more)

When will I know its time?

While you make the final decision, our veterinary team will counsel you on quality of life issues including: uncontrollable pain, fatal diseases, and trauma. In addition Dr Villalobos, a national expert on pet hospice and end of life issues, has done a Pet Quality of Life Scale which is available to you by clicking here.

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Can I stay with my pet during the procedure?

Yes, you can talk hug, stroke, or just be there with your dog, cat, or pocket pet before and during the procedure. You can also choose to leave your pet with us for if you desire. We’ve had as many as ten people be in the room to say goodbye.

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How does the procedure work?

Once you’ve decided its time, we’ll take your pet to place an IV catheter. In the room your pet will receive an anesthesia overdose. Your pet will pass away in a gentle, peaceful manner.

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What happens afterwards to my pet?

We work with Western Farms, a pet cemetery and crematory located in Grafton, OH. There are several choices for taking care of your pet afterwards:

  • Common Burial
  • Common Cremation
  • Cremation with Ashes Returned
  • Private Burial

You can also choose to take your pet home after the euthanasia for burial. However, most local counties, including Cuyahoga prohibit burial at home.

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Do you know of any pet loss support groups?

Yes, the Cleveland Pet Loss Support Group meets at our Cleveland office, the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm. There is no cost to attend and it is open to any adults. Click here to go to their Facebook page.

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How do I schedule my pet?

Please call us, (440) 234-5831 to schedule your pet’s final goodbye. Before doing an euthanasia procedure we will need to verify that you are the owner or owner’s agent. You will also need to tell us if your pet has bitten anyone in the past 10 days.

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