Pet Loss

Humane Pet Euthanasia, Grief & Resources

HUMANE PET EUTHANASIA

One of the most difficult decisions veterinary professionals and family members face is when  is the correct time for euthanasia. Terry Animal Hospital’s compasionate staff is here to help you make the decision to provide your companion with a respectful and peaceful end of life. When a pet has experienced a long-term illness or recent and severe trauma the decision to euthanize your pet is an act of love, compassion, friendship and selflessness.

Support & Understanding

We want you to know that all of us at Terry Animal Hospital will stand beside you throughout this decision. We will answer all of your questions, objectively discuss quality of life issues, and offering guidance and support. You will be provided detailed information about the process of euthanasia so you will understand the process and will be prepared.

Saying Goodbye

When it is time to say goodbye to your beloved companion pet we will ensure that his or her’s final moments are gentle, peaceful, and filled with love. The procedure will be performed in private where you, your family, and your pet may spend as much time together as needed. If you and your family choose to be present during the euthanasia you may stay with your pet for as long as you may choose. If you decide not to be present during the euthansia, take comfort in knowing that we will respect and support your decision. We will treat your pet as we would our own. 

At Home Pet Euthanasia

For our patients that we have previously treated and are part of our family at Terry Animal Hospital we do offer to perform this service in the comfort of you and your pet’s home. 

After-Care Arrangments

During this difficult time we want to be there for you, your family, and your pet in every way that we can. All of the after-care arrangements can and will be handled by us, in accordance with your wishes. 

Support Groups 

The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association a free support group that meets once a month: 

http://www.chicagovma.org/pet-loss-support/

Pet Loss Helpline & Support Group
(630) 325-1600

The Anti-Cruelty Society also offers a Pet Loss Support group that meets twice a month and is free:www.anticruelty.org

Additional Resources

https://www.chicagovma.org/pet-loss-support/

https://www.aaha.org/pet_owner/lifestyle/children-and-pet-loss.aspx

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/end-life-care

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