What to Expect on a Visit
Please have cats available in a space where they can not easily hide. A bathroom or carrier is the perfect place.
For all visits we will show up at your house at the time of your appointment and come inside or stay in the yard for outside dogs. We begin the appointment by talking to you about your pets so that we can assess them while allowing them to get comfortable with us. From there we will provide the services for which we are called out.
Please provide a quiet space for your pet’s comfort and a space near a wall outlet for the ultrasound machine. All animals should have food withheld for 8 hours before the scan. In order to obtain the best quality images, your pet will be shaved on the ventral abdomen and up the sides about ¼ way. Sedation is usually not required but can be given to take the “edge” off the nervousness and help relax the animal for a thorough sonogram. All scans will be sent to a specialist for interpretation and results will be given the next day.
Saying goodbye to your pet is one of the most difficult decisions to make. We are empathetic, compassionate and nonjudgmental. We are committed to making it as peaceful as possible. For all of our euthanasias we give a sedative first that can go in the muscle or subcutaneous space which is much easier for the pet. After the pet is asleep, we will perform the euthanasia. There are several options for the after care of your animal including cremation and burial. We will go into further detail with individuals as care for your pet’s remains is a very personal decision.