At North Shore Veterinary Hospital, we understand that pets are family and deserve to be honored, both during and after life. The human-animal bond is unique and should be respected and remembered.
While the end-life-life process can be difficult, know that you aren’t alone — we’re here for you every step of the way. From helping you make the difficult euthanasia decision to making the process as stress-free as possible, we provide the guidance you need. We also offer several ways to privately or publicly honor the memory of your beloved companion.
While the ability to provide humane euthanasia can be a blessing and can prevent unnecessary suffering, making the decision to euthanize can be very difficult. We’re comfortable discussing this option with you and have a number of resources to support you during this difficult time.
Once you’ve made the difficult decision to euthanize your pet, there are a few additional options to consider:
Everyone reacts differently to loss and grief. There are many resources available to help prepare for the grieving process, including how this process can be different for our children during the various stages of their development. Please review these resources for additional information to help you and your family prepare for this loss.
At North Shore Veterinary Hospital, you have several euthanasia locations to choose from:
We recognize that you don’t want your last moments with your pet to be sterile or cold, which is why we created the Comfort Room. A place of warmth and peace, this room is larger and more comfortable to accommodate you and your family as you say goodbye.
Weather permitting, North Shore Veterinary Hospital maintains a beautiful, private garden space should you wish your pet’s last moments be spent outside.
We make house calls so your pet is able to pass on in the comfort of a familiar home environment.
North Shore Veterinary Hospital can also help with body care options, including burying or cremating your pet.
The bond you share with your pet deserves to be respected and remembered. Because of this, we offer several options to help our clients honor their pets once they have passed away: