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A Peaceful End with Cat and Dog Euthanasia

There’s never an easy way to say goodbye to our beloved companions. While many of them will pass peacefully on their own, others may suffer from illness or painful conditions for long periods before they go. In certain situations, cat and dog euthanasia can offer your pet the relief from suffering that they deserve. At Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, we can offer your pet a comfortable, peaceful procedure. Call us today for a consultation.

Deciding if Euthanasia is the Right Choice

Every situation is different. When your pet nears the end, it is important to consider your pet’s whole quality of life before making your decision. Our team will be happy to talk to you about your pet’s options and about the level of discomfort from their condition. We will evaluate their quality of life and determine whether or not pet euthanasia is the right choice. Once we fully evaluate the situation, we will have an in-depth discussion with you and leave the final decision up to you and your family.

What to Expect with Cat and Dog Euthanasia

When you are ready, you can make an appointment to bring your pet to us for their final visit. We will give you and your family as much time together as you need before we administer the euthanasia. We first give your pet a light sedative to keep them calm and relaxed. Once you give us the okay, we will administer the euthanasia. You are welcome to remain for the procedure or step out—whichever is more comfortable.

Keep in mind if you do choose to stay, the euthanasia works very quickly. Your pet will not feel any pain, but there could be some slight twitching or spasms of the muscles even after they have gone on. This is simply a natural reaction of the body and should not cause any alarm. We will give you a few final moments in which to say your final goodbyes. Additionally, if you would like, we can talk to you about aftercare services such as cremation or burial should you need any advice.

Losing a pet can be a very difficult process and we’re here to help in any way we can. Please call us today for more information about our end of life pet care.

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Leesburg Veterinary Hospital


19463 James Monroe Hwy Leesburg, VA 20175

Clinic Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM