End-of-Life Care: Compassionate Euthanasia
for Dogs and Cats
in Atlanta, GA

A life well-lived deserves a dignified and peaceful end. At Pharr Road Animal Hospital, caring for your pet throughout their life is a privilege we don’t take for granted. Your dogs and cats become like family to us, and we feel just as concerned as you when they’re not doing well. When a beloved family companion reaches the twilight of their life, we know this is a time for making difficult decisions. Our veterinary team is here to support you and help you make those decisions. Therefore, you can be certain that your pet is receiving the care they deserve to make their last days, hours, or minutes as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Call (404) 237-4601 to make an appointment so we can talk about your pet’s health and needs. We’re always here for you!

Dog Looking Out Window

Knowing When It’s Time to Consider Euthanasia

Euthanasia is the most compassionate treatment option for dogs and cats who are suffering from illness, injury, or the ravages of old age. If you’re not sure whether your pet is experiencing more bad days than good days, consider these symptoms/situations below. Together, we can decide what the next steps will be in your pet’s treatment.

  • Not eating or drinking, even with encouragement
  • Unable to keep food or water down
  • Unable to stand or walk
  • Lack of control of bowels
  • Sleeping all the time
  • Depressed, not interacting with anyone

What to Expect with Euthanasia

If you and your family decide to go through with euthanasia to end your pet’s suffering, please let us know and we’ll help you schedule a day and time that suits you best.

Our team will be respectful of your privacy and give you as much time as you need to sit with your pet and say goodbye. With your permission, we’ll move forward and administer sedation to put your pet into a deep, relaxing sleep. Once they’re resting comfortably, we will administer the euthanasia injection, which works quickly. We’ll do our best to make sure your pet doesn’t feel any pain or stress during this process.

Should you and your family have preferences for the handling of your pet’s remains, please let us know so we can help you make the necessary arrangements. To discuss your options, call us at (404) 237-4601.