In our hospital, euthanasia isn’t scary or painful. A sedative will be given first, followed by an anesthetic. This ensures that your pet
will not be scared or in pain. It also affords you the opportunity to say goodbye. While you are welcome to stay with your pet through the entire procedure, some people prefer to leave after the pet is no longer aware you are there. When you are ready, the euthanasia injection will be given. Involuntary actions (reflex) may occur which are not painful. These may include exhaling, urination, or muscle twitching that lasts a few moments. Your pet’s eyes will not close automatically.