Edinburgh Pet Health Center

Euthanasia & Cremation

Once you are considering euthanizing your pet, we will generally schedule a consult visit and exam to be sure all alternative options have been exhausted. Once the decision to euthanize has been made, we will try to make the procedure be a personal experience for you and your pet.

We discuss burial or cremation options and if desired, help you select an urn or other memorial. We will place an IV catheter which will allow us to give the euthanasia solution without difficulty. If your pet is stressed or apprehensive, we will administer a tranquilizer before proceeding. There is no pain associated with the euthanasia injection and most pets will pass uneventfully and quietly. You are welcome to remain with your pet for awhile to say private good-byes.

If you have requested your pet’s ashes to be returned, we will let you know when they are ready for you.