options for euthanasia

Assisting injured, sick and elderly pets to die has always been an accepted practice. This accepted means to humanely alleviate the suffering of animals is referred to as euthanasia. You may also hear people call it, 'putting the animal to sleep' or 'putting the animal out of its misery'. This is the hardest decision a pet owner will ever have to make about their pet. It is often a decision that must be made after many years of devoted love and companionship between owner and pet. Sometimes an owner will meet with judgmental condemnation concerning this matter from others. It takes courage to consider this option. It is always a good idea to seek the advice of your vet.

Be prepared to answer questions about your pet's behavior in recent weeks and days. Has your pet been eating and drinking liquids? Has your pet been as active as usual? Does your pet respond to you in his/her usual manner? Does your pet appear to be in pain? Is your pet's elimination of urine and feces normal? Has the pet been having accidents and using the bathroom in the house? Write down any information that you need to tell the vet.

After furnishing the vet with this information, the pet will need to be examined by the doctor. The vet can determine if the pet is suffering from a terminal illness, has an injury or illness that cannot be successfully treated, or if the animal is in continual discomfort that cannot be eased with medicine.

EUTHANASIA IN YOUR VETERINARIAN'S OFFICE: If you choose to go to your veterinarians office or if a situation presents itself that you have an emergency and end at the emergency veterinary facility, we can assist you with transportation for cremation. We work exclusively with many veterinarians in a 30 mile radius of Wilmington, Delaware. Confirm with your vet that they use our service, if they do, all you need to do is let them know of your wishes for either a private or communal cremation and we will handle the rest with them. If they do not exclusively use Delaware Pet Cremation and you wish for us to handle the cremation, ask them to hold your pet for us, then call us and we will make arrangements to go to your vet for you.

EUTHANASIA IN YOUR HOME Facing the loss of your pet is one of the most difficult experiences in life. We are here to help you get through it. Being at home for the procedure allows you and your family to endure the pain of letting go in the privacy of your own home. Giving your pet the comfort and security of home allows you and your pet to be more relaxed and you can focus on them. Soft candles and gentle music can also add to the much more serene setting. We work with 5 of the areas best mobile veterinarians and can assist you in making the necessary arrangements for an in-home euthanasia. The additional fee for this services ranges form $165-$215 paid directly to the vet. We then provide transportation of your pet to our facility.

If you are interested in having euthanasia done in the comfort of your own home, we can provide a list of doctors who can be of assistance.

"Our Pet's are the light of our lives, when that light dims, we often struggle. However, their spirit shines on brightly, and will guide us as we continue on our journey, a journey full of memories and love."- Rob Mayer