End-of-Life Care


Caring and Compassionate Pet Euthanasia

Euthanasia is a topic most people would rather not think or talk about. Unfortunately, pets age faster then humans and can become ill. When they appear to be suffering and don't seem to be having a good quality of life, you as their loved one may have to make hard decisions. 

Understanding When It's Time to Say Goodbye

It can be difficult for pet owners to determine when it’s time to say goodbye to their beloved pets. Here at Murrieta Family Pet Hospital our doctor can evaluate your pet’s health and answer any questions that you may have in order to help you to better make a decision. Some of the symptoms to look out for and consider are:

1. Your Pet Is in Chronic Pain that Cannot Be Alleviated With Medication

2. Your Pet Has Stopped Eating and/or Lost Weight

3. Your Pet Has Chronic Vomiting and Diarrhea that Cannot Be Controlled

4. Your Pet’s Activity Levels Have Dropped

5. Your Pet Can No Longer Stand or Walk on His or Her Own

If your pet's quality of life is seriously impaired by an injury or disease that cannot be treated or requires more care than you and your family can provide, then euthanasia may be the right decision. Quality of life is important for pets and people alike.

Pet Euthanasia

Many pet owners choose in-office pet euthanasia. However, they still want their pets to be comfortable for the journey and help reduce anxiety. Murrieta Family Pet Hospital can help you make your pet’s final car ride more comfortable by providing you with a sedative medication that you can give to your pet prior to arriving at our Hospital.

Once you arrive, our caring staff member will walk you through the process and answer any questions that you may have. You will also have the option of choosing your pet’s final moments. If you wish to stay with your beloved pet throughout their final moments, our team will escort you to a private room where you can spend as much time as you need with them.  

Once you are ready our veterinarian will give your pet a sedative medication as a way to calm them and give you a more meaningful time with them before saying goodbye.

For questions about pet euthanasia or to schedule an appointment please give us a call at 951-595-7754. 

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