There comes a point when a beloved pet’s time to pass comes, often unexpectedly. The decision to humanely euthanize a pet is not an easy one. Whether you have an elderly pet who no longer enjoys a good quality of life or something more traumatic has occurred, Green Meadow Veterinary Hospital provides a respectful environment at this stressful and sensitive time. As pet owners, we understand the emotional toll involved. We will do everything we can to give you the peace of mind in knowing their passing is dignified and painless.
We provide several options during this difficult decision. You may be with your pet at the time or leave them in our care, depending on your preference. You are welcome to have your pet’s remains returned for personal burial if you wish, or we can arrange cremation. In memorial, we offer ink nose and paw prints. Additionally, we can create clay paw prints for you to take home. We can help you with any concerns and will make every effort to accommodate your wishes at this very difficult time.
Loss is difficult. Sometimes it helps to have someone to talk to. There are a variety of Pet Loss Support Hotlines. If you feel like it would help to reach out to someone, call one of these support lines. They have a wealth of information and resources that could be helpful in this difficult time.
Lap of Love Pet Loss and Bereavement Support 855-352-5683
Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline 607-218-7457
Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline 508-839-7966
Coping with the Loss of a Pet – This brochure doesn’t discriminate. If you have lost an animal companion, be it a cat, horse, bird or anything else you have cared for and loved, this information on coping can help you. The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center stress the importance of honoring the bond between between humans and pets. Learning how to help your children handle the grief of losing a loved pet to helping surviving pets still in the household can be especially difficult. This is a comprehensive guide with additional resources given.
Pet Loss – Suggested Reading List – When coming to the end of a companion animal’s life, there are often difficult decisions that need to be made. This reading list has many suggestions that may be helpful or comforting during the difficult time at the end of a pet’s life. There is a dedicated list of book specifically to help children understand the loss of a pet.