The experts at Crossroads Animal Emergency discuss how pet euthanasia is sometimes the most unselfish thing to do to your pet.

Pet euthanasia discussed by Crossroads
Pets Are Extremely Valuable to Us All - It's Important To Give Them Peace When the Time Comes

( — September 30, 2015) Huntington Beach, CA — At Crossroads Animal Emergency, we believe that our pets are very special members of the family. Unfortunately, there are times when our pets are so sick, or they have completed their life here on earth with us because of age, and we have to make the very hard decision on whether it is time to let them find peace. If the time is right, euthanasia is the most unselfish thing you can do for your beloved pet. We understand this is always a difficult decision for you and we are there to support you in every way we can. As special members of your family, we treat every pet with the utmost compassion, respect and dignity.


Whether you are faced with the heart-aching decision of pet euthanasia right now or you want to plan for the future, we can help and we are here for you and your pet. The pet euthanasia process includes making decisions on how you want to memorialize your pet and celebrate their life. You will want to decide on things like whether you want to have them cremated or buried; and if buried, where.


When deciding where to bury your pet, you need to consider things that include:


  • Will you bury your pet indoors or outdoors?
  • Where will they be buried and does the place allow for burials?
  • Will you always be able to access this place?
  • Will you want a casket?


If you are cremating your pet, consider:


  • Do you want your pet’s ashes returned to you?
  • Would you like the ashes hand delivered to Crossroads or delivered in person to your door?


When thinking about the euthanasia process, you will also want to think about whether you want to have a wake, or visitation, for family and friends. Family and friends can come together to celebrate the life of such a wonderful, loving friend and share special memories as well as to say final goodbyes as your pet rests in peace after a beautiful life.


Additionally, consider if you would like to have memorialization products to forever memorialize your pet’s memory. These products might include a locket that holds your pet’s hair or ashes, memorial rocks/garden flagstones, jewelry with your pet’s paw or nose print, a personalized urn, a piece of art, a frame with your pet’s nose print and paw print along with a locket of hair, something with an inscription (like these items or others) or other memorialization items. This will give you something special to always remember your friend by.


If you have questions about cat euthanasia or dog euthanasia, please let us know. We are happy to explain the process of pet euthanasia to you and answer any questions, including questions about the pet euthanasia cost, you might have.  


About Crossroads Animal Emergency:  With locations in both Norwalk and Huntington Beach, Crossroads Animal Emergency is a convenient and professional emergency veterinary service that can help dogs, cats and other pets who are sick or injured during non-traditional veterinary office hours.  The Crossroads Team works with patients to ensure top-quality care and the most positive outcomes possible for every animal.

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