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What Happens When a Pet Is Put to Sleep: Understanding Pet Euthanasia in Long Beach


Having a pet put to sleep is never an easy decision, even when it’s the best option. When a companion animal is no longer able to enjoy their life due to pain, serious illness, or other factors diminishing their quality of life, euthanasia ends their suffering in a peaceful, humane way. 

At A Pet’s Farewell, we provide mobile pet euthanasia in Long Beach and are here to help during this emotionally painful time. If you have ever wondered what happens when a pet is put to sleep, we encourage you to read on to learn more about the procedure and what to expect. 

What to Expect

Carefully examining your pet and discussing your concerns with you are the first steps we’ll take when arriving at your home. We’ll recommend whether we think the time has come for euthanasia based on our findings, but the final choice is always yours to make. If you decide to proceed, we’ll go over things like where we’ll do the procedure, whether you’d like to stay with your pet throughout the process, if you’d like your children to be present, if you’d like us to help with aftercare for their remains, etc. 

We will give you as much time as you need to say goodbye to your pet, and we’ll explain the entire process in detail. When you’re ready, we will administer a sedative to calm your pet and ensure they don’t experience any pain or anxiety. At most, they will feel a tiny prick from the needle. Over the next 15 to 20 minutes, your pet will start to relax and eventually fall into a deep sleep. During this time, you are welcome to stay with your pet, talk to them, etc. 

Once your pet is in a deep sleep and you feel as ready as possible, we will administer the euthanasia drug, which will stop their heart. It only takes a couple of minutes to take effect, and the veterinarian will listen for a heartbeat to determine when your beloved companion has passed. 

Pet Euthanasia in Long Beach


At A Pet’s Farewell, we understand that having a pet put to sleep is an emotionally painful experience. But for your pet, it’s a gift that allows them to escape from pain and suffering. To learn more about compassionate pet euthanasia in Long Beach or to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us today. 



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