pet euthanasia

PLPA-Guide to Planning Ahead (For the Death of a Pet)

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Lynn Henderson

A Guide to Planning Ahead – *** The original for this document can be found at www.myplpa.com *** A Tribute to My Pet’s Life Pet’s Name ____________________________________ Birth date/Gotcha Date—Date of Death ____________________________________ Where born/Where Gotcha’d ____________________________________ Nicknames ____________________________________ Pet Parents ____________________________________ Siblings—Pet and Human ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Favorite Toy(s) ____________________________________ Favorite Activity(s) ____________________________________ Least Favorite… [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]

Memorial Poem To Maddy

Posted on January 6, 2014 by Lynn Henderson

water dog   our memories wash over me like waves recounting the years rejoicing in our shared moments your playful puppy years our intertwined lives   though you never spoke a word I knew your every thought I sit here now sobbing wishing for your comfort hoping that you will come to my side nuzzle… [Read More]

Animal Hospice Conference 2013

Posted on November 1, 2013 by Lynn Henderson

In October, I attended the 3rd Annual Conference of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care in Denver Colorado. I have been a founding member of this organization since 2010 and was excited to meet colleagues and soak up the shared knowledge from this forum.  Veterinary hospice is a specialty close to my… [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]

In-home Pet Euthanasia (Part 1) – Why?

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Lynn Henderson

At home pet euthanasia

Every pet owner has faced, or will come to face the end of their pet’s life. This is often a time of sadness and turmoil for pet parents, as they grapple with their end-of-life options. Veterinary medicine has come a long way in the last decade, and companion animal euthanasia has become a practice specialization for… [Read More]