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Why Is In-Home Euthanasia Recommended Over Taking My Pet to the Hospital for This Procedure?


The decision to euthanize a beloved pet is a traumatic one. Not long ago, the only choice for most pet owners was to bring their pet to the veterinarian’s office for euthanasia. Now, pet owners can opt for in-home euthanasia which is often a more peaceful experience for both pet and pet parent. At DR 4 PETS, we have years of experience providing residents of Thousand Oaks, Canoga Park, and Porter Ranch, CA with pet euthanasia services.

Less Stress for Pet Owners

Taking your pet for a final car ride to the veterinarian’s office can be a troubling experience. In-home euthanasia takes away the stress of trying to find someone to come with you or to calm down enough to drive. The heightened emotional state can make driving difficult. It can also be upsetting for pet owners to see their pet pass away in unfamiliar surroundings. Our veterinarian, Dr. Lorraine Watson, has found that pets can pass on more peacefully in familiar surroundings. This is why in-home pet euthanasia services are recommended when possible.

Less Stress for the Pet

Going to the vet is often a scary experience for an animal. They go to a place of strange smells, slippery floors, and needles. A sick animal, even if the animal is not in pain, will find going to the vet's stressful. Pets pick up on the emotions of their people. If their owner is upset, and they are going to the vet's, then the animal will assume that something is dreadfully wrong. In-home euthanasia is preferable for pets and pet owners for many of the same reasons.

Contact Us for In-Home Pet Euthanasia

For more information on pet euthanasia or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lorraine Watson, call DR 4 PETS today at (805) 494-3339.

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