If you have determined that the time has come to say farewell to your friend and family member, Doorway to Heaven will be there to help make it as stress-free and peaceful as it possibly can be. We will take care of everything for you so all you need to have ready are tissues and love (and some favorite treats if your pet is still eating). The process is very simple and almost painless for your pet.
Dr. Vaino will go over the whole process with you verbally and make sure you don't have any questions before beginning. Once your family is as ready as can be, she will administer a heavy sedative injection. You are encouraged to hold, pet, feed, and generally love your pet during this time. This injection is the only part that your pet will feel and it is a mild pinch not dissimilar to getting a vaccine. Your pet will fall asleep over the course of five to ten minutes.
Once your pet is resting comfortably, you will be invited to again take as much time as you need in saying goodbye. The final injection is an overdose of anesthesia that will be given in one of your pet's legs. You may continue to hold, pet, or hug your pet during this time. This last injection will allow your pet to pass peacefully within a few moments.