Compassionate Hospice Care and Euthanasia for Dogs and Cats in Rye, NH
While our pets are living longer, healthier lives than ever before, that doesn’t make managing their end-of-life care and saying goodbye any easier. At Sagamore Animal Hospital, we understand the challenges and emotions that come with easing a beloved companion through hospice and helping them cross the Rainbow Bridge with dignity. While we can’t make the tough decisions for you, our dedicated team is here to offer support and provide you with the information you need to make the best choices for your pet.
Gauging Your Pet’s Quality of Life
Maintaining a good quality of life for your pet when they’re terminally ill and/or elderly is our highest priority. If we are unable to do this, it may be time to consider euthanasia. Below are the most common indicators of a poor quality of life:
- No interest in food or drink
- No interest in socializing and being around the family
- Sleeping most of the day
- Reluctant or unable to get up
- Lack of control of bowels
- Appears to be in constant pain
Will Euthanasia be Painful?
We take great care to make every euthanasia procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible for our patients and clients. If you and your family need time with your pet to say goodbye, we’ll be glad to respect your wishes and give you the privacy you need, until you’re ready to take the next step. Before administering the euthanasia, we first administer a sedative so your pet will drift into a deep, peaceful sleep. This way, they will not feel any pain or anxiety.
Sagamore Animal Hospital works with an external crematory to provide communal and private cremation services. If you’d like to make arrangements before your euthanasia appointment, contact us at (603) 431-8785.