Sadly, there may come a time there is nothing that we, or veterinary medicine, can do to heal your beloved friend. If your pet is suffering from a painful medical condition or has a diminished quality of life, you may feel that euthanasia is the best option.
Knowing when to say goodbye to your pet is often one of the most difficult decisions a pet owner will face. Your veterinarian will always be honest and give as much information as he or she possibly can. Your Robinson Animal Hospital family will be with you during this time, keeping both your precious friend as comfortable as possible and always preserve their dignity. Not only do we love and cherish our own pets, we have come to love and cherish your special pet.
In a time of grief, making arrangements can be difficult. We will take care of all of these for you in the same caring and compassionate manner that we always cared for your cherished friend. We will arrange for cremation and an urn, or prepare your pet for burial if that is your wish.
While this is a sad topic that none of us wish to discuss, please know that your friends at Robinson Animal Hospital will be here for you during this time, should it ever occur.
This can be an especially difficult and confusing time for children. May we recommend two books that might help children understand.
It is often helpful for children if you read these books as a family so that your children will understand. It can also be very healing for the adults, for whom this is just as difficult, but perhaps in a very different manner.
We will be with you during this difficult time in any manner that we possibly can.