Here at Mountain View Veterinary Health Center, we pride ourselves in our end-of-life care and want to focus on the quality of your pet’s life throughout their entire lifetime. We understand that saying goodbye to a beloved pet is difficult, so we strive to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
Timing of Euthanasia
Determining when to euthanize your pet can be very difficult and involving your veterinarian into your decision-making process can help you to make the best choice for your pet in their time of need.
Pet Euthanasia - How Do I Know It’s Time?
The American Veterinary Medical Association has created a guide for pet owners that answers the most commonly asked questions in regards to euthanasia.
Download the AVMA Pet Euthanasia PDF
When it is time to euthanize your pet, we hope to make the process go as smoothly as possible by informing you beforehand what will occur on the day of your pet’s euthanasia. Below is a link to a document that explains our euthanasia process step-by-step.
Download the Euthanasia and Mortuary Options PDF
We have teamed up with All Paws, a pet cremation and aftercare service center in Sandy, Utah, to provide compassionate and emotionally supportive end of life care including cremation, urns and memorial products, grief support guides, pet compassion careline, and more during this transitional time. For more information, click the links below to be redirected to the various All Paws services.
We offer cremation services through All Paws. If you wish to have your pet cremated through All Paws, MVVHC will facilitate the cremation process and will inform you once the process has been completed.
Cremation is not the only option for body care services - you are welcome to choose to bring your pet to an appropriate burial site if you would prefer not to have your pet cremated. Please remember to research and follow local ordinances and laws regarding the burial of your pet.
We offer urns and other memorial products through All Paws pet memorial services.
We offer grief support guides and access to a pet compassion careline through All Paws pet aftercare services as resources for you as you grieve the loss of your pet.
Grief Support Pet Compassion Careline
When Your Animal Dies - Understanding Your Feelings of Loss
The American Veterinary Medical Association has created an additional pamphlet that focuses on the grieving and coping process after the loss of a pet.
Download the AVMA Animal Death Pamphlet
If you have any questions or concerns regarding euthanasia or our end-of-life care services, contact us here.