Here is a link to a great interview with veterinarian Nancy Kay. She wrote the book Speaking for Spot. She discusses the difficulty associated with making difficult decision associated with expensive medical treatments and euthanasia. While this is not a pleasant topic to talk or think about, it is something that most pet owners will be faced with at some point. Simply listening to the interview that is posted on the linked web site will give you resources and perspective to make difficult decisions without regret.
How We Say Goodbye
When the time comes, all we ask if that you call us and let us know what is going on and if you would like to be present or not.
Dr. Scott is very sensitive to these moments and ensures a peaceful goodbye. Our doors will close and our phones will be forwarded, you will be in the spacious room along with your pet if you choose to be present. The environment created during these moments is to ensure a more comfortable goodbye, we play peaceful music and have lit candles and treats available for the pets if they would like. Comfortable blankets are also provided. Even if you chose not to be present we still ensure the same environment to say goodbye.
Heavens Pets is our Crematory and they do the pickup and drop off service. Many options are available. If you chose to go straight there, their phone number is (504) 482-7387. They are located in Metairie.