EPISODE 113 | RELEASED March 22, 2021

Dog Euthanasia: What Happens │ Dr. Nancy Reese Q&A

Euthanasia is the saddest topic in veterinary medicine … which is why it is so often avoided until necessary. Our caller, Nessa, wants to know: was her experience typical?


Nessa was surprised by how quickly her dog passed during euthanasia. She felt unprepared and sad that she didn’t get more time to hold her and say goodbye. Nessa is very kind, so she left a message on our listener line. Her question: can you describe the process, so others will be more prepared than I was? And … was my experience typical?

Dr. Nancy Reese, our chief medical editor, joins us for this sensitive discussion. With compassion and love, she describes the process of euthanasia both in the hospital and in the home. By the end of this short episode, you’ll be better prepared to discuss this option with your own veterinarian, should it be necessary for your dog.

Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice & In-Home Euthanasia is a national service that matches you with local veterinarians who are able to come to your home to administer euthanasia. They have wonderful articles and videos on their website: Dog and Cat Euthanasia At Home | Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice

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