euthanasia

Home from the conference

Posted on October 9, 2018 by Lynn Henderson

I am on my return flight from Phoenix, Arizona. I attended the 8th annual conference of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). (www.iaahpc.org) I have attended the conference previously, and always find new energy from the people I meet there and the ideas shared.  Ten years ago, I put my name… [Read More]

Considerations PRIOR to your at-home euthanasia visit

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Lynn Henderson

Making the decision to euthanize an animal you have loved is the hardest decision an animal lover will make. I believe strongly in offering euthanasia at home, and aim to make a difficult time just a bit easier by being in a safe and comfortable place for both animals and human family members. There are… [Read More]

How do you know when “it’s time”?

Posted on September 7, 2014 by Lynn Henderson

Euthanasia decision

I was asked recently by a client how she will know “when it is time” to consider euthanasia for her old dog. I hear this question often, and always feel my answer is a bit vague. So I have given it some thought, and upon reflecting stand by what I told her.  If you google… [Read More]

Why End-of-Life Care???

Posted on January 26, 2014 by Lynn Henderson

Emma

It’s the elephant-in-the-room and I suppose now is as good a time as any to address the question. Why do this work? Ok, yes, every veterinarian will encounter end-of-life situations on a regular basis – but to ‘specialize’ in it? (Please note that I use the term ‘specialize’ for the sake of the average non-veterinary… [Read More]

In-Home Pet Euthanasia (Part 2) – The Procedure

Posted on September 28, 2013 by Lynn Henderson

Euthanasia decision

What Can I expect when I book an at-home euthanasia for my pet? Making the decision to euthanize your pet is emotional and frightening for many people.  We approach every case with the intention of explaining what we are going to do, while learning which aspects of end-of-life care are most important to the individual… [Read More]