What To Expect
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Serving Franklin, Dillsboro, Sylva, Highlands, and surrounding western NC areas by request.
A discussion with you about your questions and thoughts surrounding euthanasia
Mild sedation to help your pet feel calm and comfortable
Euthanasia, the final gift
Transportation for cremation, if desired
A clay paw print keepsake (if cremation is selected)
Notification to your family veterinarian of your pet's passing
Delivery of your pet's ashes, if cremation is selected
The doctor will go over the procedure according to your comfort level.
Sedation will be given as an injection, similar to a vaccine, to help your pet relax.
Once your pet is resting comfortably, the doctor may insert a catheter into a vein.
The final injection containing an anesthetic drug will be administered, allowing your pet to pass peacefully. This typically occurs within seconds.
The doctor will let you know once your pet has passed, and will excuse herself to give you a few minutes alone with your loved ones.
If requested, your pet will be transported for cremation.
The doctor will confirm the details of when your pet's ashes will be returned (if private cremation is requested).