Indianapolis, IN (PressExposure) June 05, 2011 -- Veterinarian Dr. Gregory Magnusson of Leo's Pet Care an Indianapolis Animal Hospital announced the addition of making pet euthanasia house calls as part of his regular routine and services due to the fact that very few veterinary clinics around the country offer this service.
"Euthanasia house calls was not an area of medicine we planned to get into at the beginning of this practice" According to Dr. Magnusson "Our clients have been so happy with the service, that we have decided to make it a routine offering"
Clients have a much easier time accepting euthanasia and the death of their pet when it is performed in the environment they are accustomed to. They realize they are doing the animal a favor. Euthanasia should be considered if your pet is wheezing and creaking and in pain every day, doesn't play like she used to, picks at her food, is skin and bones, and is generally miserable with her life, maybe it is not in her best interest for you to extend her life until the last possible second. In home euthanasia is a choice we offer individuals.
Because the procedure itself is emotionally draining for both client and veterinarian, some practitioners have chosen to set rules to make the process easier. Some recommend (or require) sedation beforehand, some ask that owners not be present. We will offer you some time to be alone with your pet after death, if you wish. If you are concerned about any of these details or have particular wishes, please discuss them in advance.
Here are a few general things to think about when considering pet euthanasia in your home :
1) When the body relaxes, bowels and bladder may release. Please take this into consideration when choosing a location on your property for the euthanasia to occur. If indoors, you might consider putting down some plastic or a blanket for your pet to lay on.
2) An animal's eyes will remain OPEN after euthanasia
3) The lungs may reflexively expand and contract a few times after the heart has stopped. Rest assured, your pet feels none of this.
"Clients who use this service seem genuinely relieved to have found someone who would be willing to drive to their home" according to Dr. Magnusson, "as they had called all over the city and found no veterinarian who would take on the job".
To find out more about our Indianapolis Veterinary clinic, visit http://www.leospetcare.com for more information about eusthanasia house calls visit [http://www.leospetcare.com/house-call-euthanasia].