Cat and Dog End-of-Life Care in Reno, NV

Cat and Dog End-of-Life Care in Reno, NV

As a pet owner, there is nothing more difficult than having to say goodbye to your beloved companion. Dogs and cats are undeniably a part of the family and when we bond with them, we never forget that bond, even after they are no longer with us. At Damonte Ranch Animal Hospital, we honor the special bond you share with your pet, and want to make their passing as peaceful as possible, both for their comfort and yours.

Call (775) 852-8522 to speak with our team and discuss your pet’s end-of-life care.

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Will Euthanasia be Painful for My Pet?

You can be assured that we’ll do everything we can to make your pet’s final moments comfortable and stress-free. Cat and dog euthanasia is a two-step process; first we will give an injection of sedative to your pet to put them into a deep sleep, and then, when you’re ready, we’ll administer the euthanasia injection. This injection works very quickly and your pet will not feel a thing.

How Do I Know When it’s Time?

As a pet parent, the last thing you want to do is look at your pet and think, “Maybe it’s time.” However, if this thought does come to mind, you should contact us so we can help you decide what to do next. Like you, we want your pet to be happy and healthy. But if their quality of life suggests they are neither happy nor healthy, euthanasia might be the most compassionate next step.

Here are some of the signs that it might be time:

  • Not eating or drinking
  • Listless, or sleeping all the time
  • Not interested in playing with you or being around the family
  • Labored breathing
  • Unable to use back legs
  • Has frequent accidents in the house
  • Seems to be in pain
  • Chronic diarrhea and/or vomiting

If you’re worried about your pet’s condition and need help deciding what to do next, please call us at (775) 852-8522.