Offering Compassionate End of Life Care and Pet Euthanasia in Henderson, NV

Seeing our pets get old is bittersweet; it’s wonderful to look back on all the memories you shared, but you also have to start planning for your pet’s end of life needs. At Sunridge Animal Hospital, we are glad to provide palliative and end of life care services, including pet euthanasia, to help cherished animal companions enjoy their remaining time in comfort and then pass on peacefully. As difficult as it is to make these kinds of decisions for your pet, we’re always here for you to offer our advice, support, and options so you’ll never feel alone.

Need help determining the next steps in your pet’s care? Call us at (702) 896-1716.

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Assessing Your Pet’s
Quality of Life

Quality of life is a major factor that will help us determine the best course of action for you and your pet. If your pet’s health has the potential to improve, we can talk to you about their palliative care options. If their health continues to diminish with no signs of improvement, we will need to discuss hospice care and pet euthanasia.

The most telling indicators of a low quality of life include:

  • Little or no appetite, no interest in eating or drinking
  • Unable to walk up and down stairs
  • Cannot walk or stand at all
  • Loss of control of the bladder and/or bowels
  • No interest in playing with family or their favorite toy
  • Sleeping most of the day
  • Shows signs of being in pain (whimpering, hiding, shaking)

Pet Euthanasia

When all other treatment options have been tried without success, euthanasia is usually the kindest and most humane next step for animals that are suffering. We understand how difficult it is to come to this decision, especially if your pet has days, though few and far between, in which they seem improved. The most important thing is to minimize your pet’s suffering as much as possible.

At Sunridge Animal Hospital, we perform every pet euthanasia with great care and regard for our clients’ wishes. We will give you and your pet all the time you need to say good bye, and once you are ready, we will administer a sedative that will put your pet into a deep, peaceful sleep. When we administer the euthanasia, they will not feel any pain or stress.

We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have about the end of life care process and what to expect for yourself and your pet. You are not alone in this process; you can always talk to our team for guidance and support.