Is Now the Right Time for Euthanasia?
Deciding when it may be time to say goodbye to a suffering friend is agonizing. You know your pet best; when bad days outnumber good days and the overall quality of life has diminished, then it may be time to consider easing your pet’s suffering. Dr. Villalobos’ quality of life chart [link] is a helpful tool to objectively assess your pet’s situation, based on categories including hurt, hunger, hydration, hygiene, happiness, and mobility.
Please note that Loving Hands Home Euthanasia only performs humane euthanasia on pets with an unmanageable disease or those with a poor quality of life. We reserve the right to refuse humane euthanasia if we feel it is being requested as a convenience option. Wanting a new pet, having a baby, inheriting an unwanted pet from a family member, or simply “being old” are not valid reasons for requesting euthanasia of a pet. In addition, we do not perform humane euthanasia on pets with a manageable or treatable condition such as arthritis, blindness, deafness, untreated diarrhea, etc. If we determine that humane euthanasia is not an appropriate choice for your pet, a house call fee and quality of life examination fee may be assessed.