Compassionate End-of-Life Care for Las Vegas Pets

End-of-Life Care For Pets in Las Vegas

As pet owners ourselves, the veterinarians and staff of Desert Inn Animal Hospital understand the difficulty in making end-of-life care decisions for pets. They are our family members, and the special bond between pets and the families that love them is powerful and comes with a unique set of responsibilities.

How do I evaluate my pet’s quality of life?

Balancing the different factors in a pet’s quality of life is unique to each pet and family. For example, while mobility may be very important for a large breed of dog, a smaller dog may still have good quality of life being less mobile as long as the owner can provide the required support. The veterinarians of Desert Inn Animal Hospital will offer guidance without pressure as pet owners consider their pet’s condition. Some of the factors to consider include:

How is pet euthanasia handled?

When a family decides it is time to euthanize a pet, every effort is made to offer a calm environment for the pet and pet owners. Pets are handled in the most gentle and respectful manner throughout and following euthanasia. Pet owners and family can be present for the procedure and are given the time they need before and afterwards with their pet.

Families have the option of taking the pet home for burial or we offer the burial and cremation services of Craig Road Pet Cemetery.

If you have any questions about your pet’s quality of life or the services of Desert Inn Animal Hospital, please contact our compassionate staff and veterinarians.