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How do I know if it's time for euthanasia?

I am often asked this question, and can be a valuable resource if you need support in reaching the decision for euthanasia. Please click here for guidance in the form of a Quality of Life Assessment from the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center.

What are the options for my pet's remains?

Peace for Paws is partnered with a local, reputable crematorium to ensure quality service. Clients can choose between private cremation, with ashes returned to you, or communal cremation, where ashes are spread in Colorado. You may also make your own arrangements if preferred. 

Will my pet be in pain?

I believe that pets should be as relaxed and pain free as possible during the euthanasia process. I will administer a sedative and analgesic (pain relief) before the euthanasia so that they are not afraid and do not feel any pain.

Should I pay in advance?

Many people find it much more relaxing to have the payment and aftercare options decided and finished before the appointment. Payment can be made at time of service, but it can be a very emotional time in which such tasks can feel overwhelming. Click here for payment portal.

How is the euthanasia performed?

I use a sedation protocol tailored to each pet to provide a smooth transition to a very deep sleep. After the pet is relaxed, the final injection is given without them feeling any pain.

How will my pet's remains be returned to me?

Your pet's remains will be hand delivered to your regular veterinary clinic for you to pick up. They are usually ready in the timeframe of 2-3 weeks. If you prefer to drive to the crematorium, that can be arranged if requested.

How long is the appointment?

At Peace for Paws, we understand that each families needs are different. To ensure proper care and compassion for clients we extend appointments when needed. However, appointments typically last 45 minutes to 1 hour long. 

What is my animal is not friendly or may try to bite?

Some animals may become fearful or aggressive if there are behavioral issues or severe pain. In these cases, additional medications may be dispensed ahead of time, or at the time of the appointment. If you think your pet may need special considerations for safety, please include that information on the submission form so that a plan for a safe, calm appointment can be made together.

What if I decide to cancel?

We understand that circumstances can change unexpectedly, especially when it comes to your furry friends. If your need to cancel your scheduled appointment, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Simply CALL OR TEXT to notify us as soon as possible. Your pet's well being is our first priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way. 

If you don’t see your question listed or you need more information, please contact us so we can assist you further.

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