Offering Compassionate Cat & Dog Euthanasia in South Loop, Chicago, IL
Caring for your pet for their whole lifetime is an honor for us, and we know how much they mean to you as a part of your family. In addition to making sure each year is a healthy and happy one for them, we also want to ensure your companion’s passing is as comfortable and low-stress as possible. Our hospital offers cat and dog euthanasia as an option for pets that have reached the end of their life, and that may be suffering due to their condition. Saying goodbye to a cherished pet is one of the most difficult things one can do, but we hope to make the end-of-life care process easier for everyone involved.
Assessing Your Pet’s Quality of Life
Dogs and cats may be unable to tell us how they are feeling, but we can still evaluate their quality of life to determine whether they are thriving or suffering. Understanding where your pet stands from a quality-of-life perspective can help you make the best decisions regarding their care.
Some important indicators of a diminished quality of life include:
- Not eating or drinking
- Chronic vomiting/diarrhea
- Chronic wheezing/difficulty breathing
- Very limited mobility
- Unable to walk or control back legs
- Unable to control bladder or bowels
- Sleeping most of the day
- Showing signs of pain (crying, trembling)
- Depression, lethargy
If you are interested in discussing euthanasia with your vet, we would be happy to answer your questions and put your mind at ease. When we do euthanasia procedures, our goal is to make them as peaceful as possible for your pet, and for your family. Your pet’s comfort and your privacy are extremely important to us, and we’ll do all we can to make the process easier for you.
If you are concerned about your pet’s quality of life we can discuss possible treatment options, or offer guidance if you are thinking about euthanasia. We’re here for you, so don’t hesitate to reach out.