As pet owners ourselves, the staff and veterinarians of Capeway Veterinary Hospital know the special bond that exists between pets and the families that love them. We have all been through the difficult decisions that have to be made as a pet nears the end of life and we will offer the support and guidance that pet owners need as they evaluate their own pet’s quality of life.
How Do I Evaluate My Pet’s Quality of Life?
Evaluating quality of life is different for each pet and family. Some of our clients have found it helpful to make a list of the things their pet enjoys and then check which of those the pet can still enjoy. Sometimes, a pet’s discomfort is hard to gage—our veterinarians and technicians are always willing to help pet owners interpret how animals express pain and to help determine if that pain can be sufficiently managed.
What Should I Know About Euthanasia?
Capeway Veterinary Hospital can schedule euthanasia at your convenience. You can be present with your pet throughout the procedure if you choose. Our staff ensures your pet is handled with the utmost care and respect before and after the euthanasia procedure.
We will walk you through burial options, which can range from our taking care of everything, utilizing Final Gift Pet Memorial Center services, to you taking the pet home for a private burial.
We also offer to make a paw print that can be taken home as a memory of the pet, and we make referrals to Tufts University Pet Loss Support for grief support.
Capeway Veterinary Hospital is committed to supporting families through the end-of-life care of their pets. If we can be of service to you, please contact our compassionate staff and veterinarians.