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31310 Woodhaven Trail
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
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651-222-0885 Twin Cities
Deciding when to put your
beloved pet “to sleep”, is never an easy thing to do. It is
emotionally difficult for everyone involved. Owners may
question, “Am I doing the right thing”? Or “is there
something else that can be done”?
These questions can best
be answered by Dr. Winter. However, it is important to
understand that this big decision ultimately needs to be
made by the owners.
When facing the
possibility of euthanasia, it is important to look at the
situation from the pet’s perspective. Does your pet have a
good quality of life? Are they continuously in pain or
discomfort? Is the health issue ever going to be completely
treated? If the answer to these questions is “no”, then the
most unselfish thing that you can do to help your pet, is to
humanely euthanize them. Although it’s a very difficult
decision to make, in doing this, you are offering rest and
peace for your friend.
It may be helpful to know
and understand the euthanasia process. Dr. Winter gently
administers the euthanasia solution into your pet’s vein,
(which is similar to giving anesthesia for a surgical
procedure). Euthanizing an animal is painless, fast acting,
and they peacefully fall asleep. Your pet is completely
unconscious almost immediately after the solution has been
your pet is euthanized, a decision should be made on how to
handle the remains. There are several options available for
our clients. For those who do not wish to have their pet’s
remains returned, mass cremation is an option For those who
wish to have the ashes returned, individual cremation is
available. With individual cremation you receive your pet’s
ashes in either a cardboard box or an urn of your choice,
which includes engraving. There are many beautiful urns to
choose from and you can decide ahead of time, with help from
the CVS staff. A certificate of cremation also accompanies
your pet’s ashes.
If you have any questions
regarding this process, please contact the CVS staff.
We pet owners know full
well, how difficult it is to lose our beloved friends. For
many of us, we grieve for our pets, in the same manner as we
would for a family member. Experiencing a roller coaster of
emotions such as feelings of anger, denial, and heartbreak
are completely normal.
The staff at CVS
have all experienced losing a beloved pet and are committed
to making the euthanasia process as easy as possible on you
and your family.