Euthanasia

Caring and Compassionate End-of Life Support

Older cat on blanket

Our veterinary clinic in West Des Moines offers end-of life options for your pet.

Euthanasia is something most people would rather not think about but, unfortunately, pets become old and ill, and when they appear to be suffering, sometimes pet euthanasia is the most caring and compassionate thing a pet owner can do for their pet.

Understanding When It's Time to Say Goodbye

It can be difficult for pet owners to determine when it’s time to say goodbye to their beloved pets, especially if your pet has good days and bad days. 

If you are unsure as to whether it’s time to say goodbye, Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital can evaluate your pet’s health and answer your questions in order to help you make a decision.

In-Clinic Euthanasia

Once you arrive in our office, you will have the option of choosing how involved you wish to be in your pet’s final moments. If you wish to stay with your beloved pet throughout their final moments, our team will escort you to a private room where you can say your goodbyes and hold your pet while he or she crosses the rainbow bridge.

During the procedure, your veterinarian will give your pet an injection of a medication that helps your pet pass peacefully. Once your pet has passed, you will have the option to take them back home for burial, or we offer cremation services that allows for the option to have your pet's ashes returned to you.

For questions about pet euthanasia or to schedule an appointment with Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital, call us at (515) 274-3489 today. We’d be happy to make this difficult process a little easier on your family.

Office Hours

Monday

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday

Closed

Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

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