At World of Animals Veterinary Hospital, we know what it’s like to lose a pet. Our staff members are also pet owners who have experienced the joys of the human-animal bond, and . mourned the passing of beloved animal companions. While no animal can stay with us forever, losing one you have let into your heart is a deeply emotional and painful experience. The grief that comes with this loss of a pet is a natural and healthy response to it. Our pets are a significant part of our lives; a constant throughout years of change, during which they give us their companionship, comfort us, and above all, love us unconditionally. Although there will always be those who cannot relate to or understand the pain felt after the loss of an animal, there will also always be those who do. Some pet owners can find understanding and support from among their friends and family. Others are not so lucky, and must seek out those who do understand the grief for support. Whichever is the case for you, you can count on us to provide all the comfort and guidance we are able to help you through your loss.
When a pet is ill or in pain beyond practicable recovery, it may be time to consider euthanasia. The choice to put a beloved pet down to end his or her suffering is a serious and personal one. Nobody can make the right call for your pet but you. However, for those seeking guidance on when it is best to say goodbye, we do have some advice. The basis for euthanasia is the loss of quality of life. Therefore, if your pet can no longer do the things necessary for him or her to have a good day, it may be time. In our experience, even being a week too early is far better than a week too late. Accordingly, we often see our clients regretting that they did not euthanize earlier than they did, yet virtually never wishing, after the fact, that they had waited longer to euthanize. Despite the difficulty in saying farewell, we find that it is quality, rather than quantity, by which an animal’s life is measured.
We promise to be there for you and your pets until the very end. We will provide a compassionate and humane euthanasia along with cremation services when the time comes. Please call us if you have any questions.
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
"Gentle eyes that see so much, paws that have that quiet touch. Purrs to signal ‘all is well’ and show more love than words can tell. Graceful movements touched with pride, a calming presence by your side. A friendship that will last and grow – small wonder why we love them so."