In our hospital, euthanasia isn’t scary or painful. A sedative will be given first, followed by an anesthetic. These medications will ensure that your pet will not be afraid
or in discomfort. It also allows you the opportunity to say goodbye. While you are welcome to stay with your pet through the entire procedure, some people prefer to leave after the pet is no longer aware they are there. When you are ready, the euthanasia injection will be given. Involuntary actions (reflex) may occur. These are not painful for your pet. These may consist of exhaling, urination, or muscle twitching that lasts a few moments. Your pet’s eyes will not close.