Sadly, while dogs and cats can provide great companionship, the day will come when they will pass. Sometimes, to reduce pain and suffering, it’s recommended that you euthanize your companion. Death for animals can be a drawn-out, agonizing affair. If you’re looking for end-of-life services and at-home euthanasia in Tucson, AZ, contact Peaceful Pet In Home.

For now, let’s look at key considerations while considering and approaching euthanasia.

A Checklist for When Euthanasia May Be Necessary

You may not want to rush when deciding whether to euthanize a companion. Typically, there is no need to make an immediate decision unless your pet is in great pain. Often, reaching the “endpoint” is instead a gradual process.

How Much Pain Is Your Pet In?

Euthanasia is most commonly recommended when pets are in severe, chronic pain. If your pet is limping, suffering from strained breathing, whimpering, or otherwise seems to be in a lot of pain on a constant basis, they may be suffering tremendously. In such cases, end-of-life services could be a mercy.

Has Your Pet Stopped Eating?

Cats and dogs typically love great food. Yet as the end of life approaches, many pets will stop eating. You might even try giving them their favorite treats or meals, but they may, at best, nibble at the food.

Also consider if your dog is frequently vomiting or suffering severe diarrhea. This may be a sign that their body is beginning to fail and the time to say goodbye may be approaching. At-home euthanasia may eventually be recommended to provide your pet with comfort.

Keep an Eye on Mobility

If your elderly cat, dog, or other pet is struggling to move around, it’ll be hard for them to maintain a high quality of life. Your pet might not be able to get up without assistance or may fall over frequently. While walking, they may limp or whimper. If your pet is skipping their favorite playtime routines, it may be due to severe arthritis and other conditions.

Compassionate Pet Care

Considering at-home euthanasia and want professional advice? Contact Peaceful Pet In Home at 520-284-2400, serving Tucson, AZ.

When it's time to let go of a beloved companion

Let us be here for you

What to Do When You Need Us

When you know your pet is ready, or your pet lets you know they are ready, simply give us a call, and we will handle everything, so you can focus your attention on spending time with your pet and being there for them (and they for you). We're here whenever you know the time is right.  

FAMILY PET SERVICES will contact you within 10-14 days after euthanasia to pick up you pets ashes. They are located at 4255 S Randolph Ave  Ste 101 Tucson, AZ 85714. Call them directly if you have questions at (520) 358-9469. They are wonderful and there to help.

We provide At-Home Pet Euthanasia to the following Service Areas:

  • Tucson
  • Littletown
  • Catalina Foothills
  • Drexel-Alvernon
  • Green Valley
  • Marana
  • Oro Valley
  • Sahuarita
  • Catalina
  • Vail
  • Tucson Estates

Ashes Pick up Location

For ashes pick up only