End of Life Care and Euthanasia in Troy, MI

Old Labrador Retriever

At Long Lake Animal Hospital, we consider cat and dog euthanasia to be one of the most compassionate--and important--services we provide. When palliative options are no longer effective or sustainable, euthanasia may be the next appropriate step. Letting go of your canine or feline family member is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do, and we know the feeling all too well ourselves. But we can also provide you with all the necessary support during this difficult time and help you make the best choices for your pet’s needs.

Our veterinary team is here for you. If you need to discuss important end of life arrangements for your pet, call us at (248) 689-8899.

How Do I Know When It's Time?

Some of the most common indicators of a diminished quality of life include:

  • Having more bad days than good days
  • Decreases in appetite or water consumption
  • Progressive weight loss
  • Diarrhea or vomiting that does not respond to medical management
  • Difficulty standing and walking or can’t stand up at all
  • Spends most of the day sleeping
  • Lack of interest in playing or interacting with the family

Is Pet Euthanasia Painful or Stressful for Dogs and Cats?

Our highest priority is to make sure that your companion passes peacefully and smoothly during the procedure. The euthanasia process is carefully performed and sedation can be provided to your pet in order to reduce any stress or anxiety. The act of euthanasia is quick and painless. You can spend as much time as you need with your pet before and after the euthanasia.

For information about cremation and other after care options, please call our hospital at (248) 689-8899.