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Cat's Eye

In-Home Pet Euthanasia

What to expect when Dr. Jessica H. Smith arrives at your home

The euthanasia procedure is a peaceful, gentle procedure that helps end your pet's suffering.  A literal definition of euthanasia is good death.  After a consultation and physical examination have confirmed it is time to say that last goodbye, a small injection of a sedative/anesthetic and a pain reliever is given to your pet.  

Over a period of about 5-10 minutes, your pet will become more relaxed and gently fall asleep.  At this time, an intravenous catheter is usually placed in our dog patients.  Most of our cat patients do not require a catheter.  When your pet is relaxed, comfortable, and surrounded by loved ones, a final painless injection is given.  This final injection provides a humane death within a short period.

Dr. Smith will then listen to your pet's heart and let you know when they have passed away. This is one of the most difficult decisions pet parents have to make; Dr. Smith will make every effort to explain the process and answer questions that may arise.  When the process is done in the comfort of your home, your pet is often more at ease surrounded by loved ones.  This creates a quiet, calm experience and allows you the privacy you need as you begin the grieving process.

If you have any questions regarding the euthanasia process, please feel free to call/text us at 435-215-9662 or email

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