Dog Euthanasia

The unconditional love of our pets is the greatest gift they give us, making it hard to say goodbye to our friend when the time comes. Our veterinarians and staff are here to support and guide you during this difficult time.

What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?

Making the final decision around end of life care can be overwhelming. The thought of being without our faithful friend makes this a very stressful and emotional time. As pet owners ourselves, we can help guide you with this difficult decision. If you are unsure if the time is nearing, please reach out to us. If calling us is difficult or you are not ready to talk, we would suggest reading The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center’s Honoring the Bond Program as a good place to help answer some of your questions.

Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?

When possible, our veterinarians offer home euthanasia to our clients. Due to scheduling, this may not always be possible. When that is the case, our office works together with Dr. Jeffrey Berkshire at Lifting Stars Home Pet Care.

What happens with my dog afterwards?

Our hospital works with the caring staff at Until We Meet Again to care for your dog as you request. We would encourage you to visit their website for more information, as well as their grief support links, so you can prepare in the privacy of your own home. At the time of your appointment, our staff can make all the requested arrangements for you. Together, we will make sure your dog is cared for with dignity and respect.

Does your hospital provide bereavement counselling?

Our team is available to help with some of the aspects of saying goodbye. There are also many online resources. We suggest visiting Until We Meet Again or Lifting Stars for more in-depth support options.