What is Euthanasia?
The definition of euthanasia simply means "an easy, painless death." The word "euthanasia" derives from the 17th century Greek and means "easy death." From "eu" meaning "well" + "thanatos" meaning "death", euthanasia refers to the practice of ending a life in a painless manner..... There is no greater gift we can give a suffering furry friend.
That is the most any of us can hope for, and what we would all wish for our loved ones. A trip to the vet's office has never been one of your cat's favorite experiences. It generally involves a stressful car ride, an anxious and sometimes long wait in a busy lobby, and often some discomfort for everyone involved.
Your cat's last hours really shouldn't take place in such a foreign, anxiety-filled and clinical environment. Your cat is a member of your family. They should be in the peaceful and familiar surroundings of their home, and they should be in the company of the loving family with whom they have bonded over a lifetime. Perhaps in a special place - their bed, on a sunlit patio, or under a favorite tree. Dr. Rowell has performed in home euthanasia's for 24 years and is very confident with the process and has the sweetest bedside manner during this time. She has lost furry friends of her own and knows how it feels to be in this situation.
When the time comes for this final goodbye, Dr. Debra Rowell will come to your home to help you say goodbye to your cat in a peaceful, kind and loving manner. After meeting with you and your family, Dr. Rowell will administer a series of 1 or 2 injections. The first injection(s) will tranquilize your cat and help them to become fully relaxed and free from pain, usually within five minutes.