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Compassionate Care for Your Pet

It is never easy to consider euthanasia for your pet, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. We always want you to feel good about your decision to respect your pet’s life.

We value compassion at our animal hospital, and we find that it can be challenging to make critical decisions during the pet’s euthanasia process. To help with mourning, we offer the following ways to commemorate your pet’s life:

  • Private cremation. In this option, your pet is cremated individually, and you’ll receive the ashes in an urn. We find that this option allows for emotional closure since you’ll be able to spread, bury, or keep the ashes to honor their memory.
  • Group cremation. This option will cremate the pet in a group. Since it is a group service, ashes cannot be returned to the owner.
  • Burial. If you prefer to bury your pet at home, we can support the process by providing the pet’s body after euthanasia. Please ensure that you follow your local county’s compliance rules before burial.
  • City burial. This is a communal option organized by the city, where the city will take the animal for burial after euthanasia.

While these decisions are challenging, both for you and for us, please know that Lancers Square Animal Clinic is here for you and your pet.


Honoring Your Pet’s Life

If you and your veterinarian agree that euthanasia is the right choice for your pet, we’re here for you. We encourage you to do whatever you can to feel connected to your pet, and we can conduct the service at your home. To help put your pet into a comfortable sleep, we’ll encourage a sedative, and you’re welcome to hold your pet during this process.

Once the sedative has been administered, we’ll help your pet to cross the rainbow bridge. While you don’t need to be present at this part, some clients feel like it helps provide closure. We can help you and your family grieve in whatever way feels most natural.

At-Home Euthanasia

Under extenuating circumstances, we can provide at-home euthanasias to long-term clients out of respect for their pet’s life. Since we don’t want this service to feel rushed, it can often require some advanced planning. For more information, please discuss it with your veterinarian.