A decision concerning euthanasia may be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. Although it is a highly personal decision, it doesn’t need to be a solitary one. Your veterinarian can help you make the best decision for your cat, and we’re here to support you through the process.
Our veterinarians administer a tranquilizer first to relax your cat before injecting it with the euthanasia drug. Your pet will immediately become deeply and irreversibly unconscious and will no longer be able to experience pain. It’s not uncommon for a pet to move its legs or head, or even breathe deeply several times, after the drug is given. These are reflexes and are not an indication that your cat is suffering.
It’s never an easy decision to make, but euthanasia is often the kindest thing you can do for a pet that is extremely ill or injured without hope of recovering. As you grieve the loss of your pet, we’re here to help you decide how to handle your cat’s remains.