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The Cat Doctor


Euthanizing a cat is not an easy decision. We are here to discuss options and assist in every way we can during this difficult time.


Euthanasia is commonly referred to as “putting down” or “putting to sleep”. This is a very hard decision many cat owners must make at the last stage of their cat’s life.

Why euthanasia?

Just as we all age, so do our beloved cats. As much as we would love for all of our cats to be in our lives forever, there comes a time to say goodbye. Euthanasia offers a peaceful, controlled option for the end of our cat's life. Based on your cat's quality of life, euthanasia may be something to consider.

When is the time right?

Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize an animal, and it is a personal issue that differs from cat owner to cat owner. Your top concern should be about your cat’s quality of life, difficulties that come with old age, and the pain they may be suffering.

What should I expect?

Our euthanasia process is designed to be as peaceful as possible. Once you and the doctor have determined that this is the best choice, your cat will have a drug administered that results in deep sedation then death. During the time it takes to reach this state, you and your family may remain with your cat. It is a quiet few minutes of saying goodbye. You may also choose to leave at this point, having bid your cat farewell, taking comfort in knowing it was calm and pain-free.

How should I get more information or ask for help?

Our veterinarians are available to discuss your options. They are very familiar with the experience, and are able to talk about the process and the feelings that come with it. Please make an appointment or contact us for information on options, timelines, and references for support through the grieving process.