Our veterinarian near Calera offers in office or at home euthanasia options for your horse.
Euthanasia is something most people would rather not think about, unfortunately, horses become old and ill, and when they appear to be suffering, sometimes pet euthanasia is the most caring and compassionate thing a pet owner can do for their horse.
Understanding When It's Time to Say Goodbye
We understand it can be difficult for horse owners to determine when it’s time to say goodbye to their beloved horse, especially if your horse has good days and bad days.
If you are unsure as to whether it’s time to say goodbye, Easterwood Equine Hospital can evaluate your pet’s health and answer your questions in order to help you make a decision.
Below are a few symptoms that may indicate that your horse is ready to pass over rainbow bridge:
- Your horse is in chronic pain that cannot be alleviated with medication
- Your horse has stopped eating and/or lost weight
- Your horse can no longer stand or walk on his or her own
In-Office Equine Euthanasia
Once you arrive in our office, you will have the option of choosing how involved you wish to be in your horses’s final moments. If you wish to stay with your beloved horse throughout their final moments, our team will escort you to a private room where you can say your goodbyes and hold your pet while he or she passes.
During the procedure, your veterinarian will give your pet a sedative to put them to sleep then inject the medications that help your pet pass peacefully. Once your horse has passed, you will have the option to take your pet back home for burial, or we can help you send your pet to a place where he or she can be cremated and you can retrieve the ash at a later date.
At-Home Equine Euthanasia
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