Our pets are true members of our families. Coming to the end of a cat’s or dog’s life is never easy, but it’s a time that all pet owners will have to face eventually. When the time comes for your family pet, our veterinarian and staff will be here to guide you and support you and your pet every step of the way.

End-of-Life Pet Care and Euthanasia

When a pet receives a terminal diagnosis or injury, meaning they cannot be cured, a veterinarian’s focus shifts from curative care to palliative care. Palliative care is designed to maintain the quality of a pet’s life as they navigate their final months, weeks, or days. End-of-life care keeps a terminally ill pet comfortable with treatments and therapies designed to mitigate pain, aid mobility, and maintain appetite.
When palliative care can no longer effectively mitigate suffering and maintain a pet’s quality of life, this is usually an indication that the time for euthanasia has arrived. Although this is one of the most difficult decisions pet owners face making, it’s also one of the most selfless things you can do for your pet. Euthanasia comes from the Greek words that literally mean “good death,” and it provides a pet with a compassionate, dignified, and pain-free passing.

What to Expect During Euthanasia

During a pet’s euthanasia appointment, our veterinarian will first talk with you about what to expect and your wishes for your pet’s aftercare. We provide euthanasia patients and their families with a quiet, private room and as much time as you need to say goodbye. We always welcome family members to stay present throughout their pet’s appointment to provide comfort and reassurance.
During euthanasia, our veterinarian will administer a fatal overdose of anesthetic to the patient. This allows for the pet to pass away peacefully without pain or stress.

Compassionate Care Every Step of the Way

At Bonner Springs Animal Care Center, we understand how difficult it can be to make decisions regarding your pet’s end-of-life care and to say goodbye to a pet. We strive to provide compassionate care and professional guidance to our clients through every wagging tail, slobbery kiss, and the final moment of their pets’ lives. If you have a terminally ill or injured pet, we welcome you to contact us any time for guidance and advice.
To learn more about euthanasia and end-of-life care for pets, we welcome you to contact Bonner Springs Animal Care Center.