The team at Veterinary Medical Center of Caldwell is here to support you through difficult times with your pet. We offer end of life services, including quality of life consultations and humane pet euthanasia for dogs and cats in the Caldwell, NJ area. If you are considering these options, call our hospital to schedule an exam with your veterinarian. They will evaluate your pet’s mental and physical state and make suggestions based on their quality of life and current health status. Please know that you are never forced to make a decision, and our team is here to support you and your family through the decision-making process.
What to Expect
If the time comes that your pet is ready for a humane euthanasia procedure, here is what you can expect:
When you arrive at our animal hospital, a team member will escort you and your pet into a private, quiet room. We respect that this is a difficult time, therefore we will discuss paperwork, body care options, and payment prior to the procedure to make this process as easy as possible for you. If you have any additional questions, concerns, or need specific accommodation, please let us know.
Your veterinarian will soon be in to speak with you and discuss sedation. In most cases, we recommend sedation before the pet euthanasia procedure to help them de-stress and feel more comfortable. Depending on your pet’s current health status, it is possible they may pass with only sedation. We will place an IV catheter to administer the sedative.
Before moving forward, we will answer any remaining questions you have about the procedure and what to expect for your pet. Only when you are ready will we proceed to the next step of administering the euthanasia solution. This takes just a few minutes, and your pet will pass peacefully. Please know that you are more than welcome to spend as much time as you need with your pet before you say your final goodbyes.
We will leave the room to respect your goodbyes to your beloved pet. Please take as much time as you need. Once you leave, a technician will return to the room to respectfully cover your pet’s body with a soft blanket.
We have plenty of suggestions and resources available for how to remember and cope with the loss of a beloved pet. Please ask us for our options and a technician will be happy to review them with you.