In-home euthanasia allows your pet to go with dignity and comfort in their normal environment.
After decisions are made about aftercare, Dr. Barrington has a consent form to sign for authorization of humane euthanasia and payment is taken.
Family members can hold their pet the entire time, be outdoors or in their bed or chair. Offering treats or food prior or during her visit is OK. Other pet family members can be present. A quiet calm environment is ideal. Having blankets or towels available are helpful.
Dr. Barrington will prepare an injectable sedative that will calm your pet and provide pain relief. After 5-15 minutes, she will administer a second injection that will stop the heart. She will monitor the heartbeat until your pet is gone. At that time, she can take your pets remains with her for cremation services that include ashes returned or no ashes back or she will leave you with your pet to grieve.
Final mementos, including clay paw prints or hair clippings, can be made, usually after sedation.