Mesa Veterinary Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): End-of-Life Pet Care

How can we help you?

You love your pet and want the best veterinary care available for them. Of course, making the right decision is also important, which is why we share information to help you make informed decisions about everything from routine procedures like immunizations and spay or neuter procedures to deciding whether surgery is the right choice for your pet.

We spend plenty of time with our pet parents and invite you to ask questions that help you feel confident in your pet’s medical care. Some of our most common questions are listed here. If you don’t see yours, please contact Mesa Veterinary Hospital, and one of our helpful team members will be sure to take care of you.

End-of-Life Pet Care

This is perhaps the most difficult decision that pet parents have to make.

Letting go of a beloved pet can be an emotional and traumatic experience. Our kind and compassionate veterinarians will be here for you when you need them most.

As animal lovers ourselves, we never take the recommendation for euthanasia lightly. If any other treatment options exist to give your pet more comfortable months or years, we will go over the options with you, along with associated costs and home care responsibilities.

If you choose to euthanize your pet, or “put them to sleep,” we will make the experience for you and your pet as peaceful as possible. You will have a dedicated room to share with your animal during their last moments. We will give you plenty of time to say goodbye privately. 

The euthanasia procedure is painless and calm. We administer a sedative to relax your pet so that they do not feel anxiety or fear because of the strange surroundings and from feeling ill. The next drug we administer will stop the heart within just a few moments.

You will have cremation options, and we even make small keepsake memorials with fur and a paw print for you to remember your loved one.

Not finding what you need?
Mesa will remain OPEN during our normal business hours. However, out of an abundance of caution and to do our part to help protect the community from further spread of COVID-19, the decision has been made that for the time being and starting Tuesday March 17th, we will no longer be allowing clients inside of the hospital building (with the exception of scheduled humane euthanasia appointments). Please see our FAQ page for more detailed information about how we will be carrying out our appointments.