For most owners, knowing when to say goodbye is the most difficult part of having a pet put to sleep. When you come to us, we will perform a quality of life exam to help you make a decision that you feel is best for your companion. This information, combined with the experienced advice of a veterinarian, can help owners feel a bit more confident in their decision. When euthanasia is the kindest option, we place an IV catheter and administer a sedative to ensure that your pet is calm and free from anxiety and pain for the process. Once the drug has taken effect and you have had time to say goodbye, we will administer medications that stop the heart. Your pet feels no pain during this process, and you will be able to remain by their side the entire time. Once they have passed, you can take your pet home with you, or we can arrange aftercare.