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Compassionate End-of-Life Care for Pets

At Arcata Animal Hospital, we know how hard it can be to say good-bye to a pet. Pets are so much more than just animals; they’re beloved members of the family. You spend years with them and build a relationship by investing your time, love, and attention. When the end comes, it can be very difficult to let go.

We want to help you through the toughest time you’ll ever experience as a pet owner. We’ve dedicated ourselves to providing high-quality care to pets throughout every phase of their lives, including the final one. We’re here to assist you and your family through the final stages of your companion’s life with our compassionate pet euthanasia services here in Arcata.

What to Expect

Our team of animal care professionals is here to guide you through the process of pet euthanasia with sympathy and understanding. It’s likely that you’ll have a lot of questions as you prepare for the final phase in your pet’s life. We’ll take the time to listen to you, address your concerns, and walk you through the procedure step-by-step so you know what to expect. Or, if you prefer fewer details, we can honor that request as well.

We’ll do all we can to make the experience as stress-free as possible for you and your family. Due to Covid precautions, we can perform euthanasia in the grassy area behind the hospital or in some cases, in your car. Feel free to choose whatever is most comfortable for you and your pet.

Palliative Care

The veterinarians at Arcata Animal Hospital are members of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). We are currently working toward IAAHPC certification so that we may offer more comprehensive palliative services in the management of chronic and/or life-limiting diseases and provide comprehensive support and care for our clients and patients during this time in their lives. We encourage our clients to visit the IAAHPC website for more information.

After-Care Options

After your pet passes, we can take care of their remains. You can choose communal cremation with other pets or individual cremation. If you prefer that your pet be buried, we can provide you with recommendations for a final resting place.

If your pet is nearing the end of their life, please accept our condolences, and contact us at 707-822-2402 if you’d like to schedule a euthanasia appointment. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have about our pet euthanasia services at Arcata Animal Hospital as well.

End of Life Pet Care in Arcata