When the time comes for you to make that difficult decision that every pet owner dreads making, we are here for you. We are very attuned to making you and your pet feel as comfortable as possible
at such a difficult time. We will work with you in these difficult times by letting you stay by their side as you say goodbye if you choose. If it is too difficult for you to be there, one of our
compassionate staff members will stay with your beloved pet to comfort them and let them know how much you cared. We will treat your furry friend with the love and respect that we give our own
Euthanasia is a painless procedure in which we give an overdose of anesthesia. It is as peaceful as it sounds and your pet will slip quickly to sleep without any pain and with all of the people and staff that they have learned to love by their side.
There are a few options to choose from as far as "after care." You may choose to take your pet home with you, but you may also decide that you aren't able to do that, and for this reason we have a few options. Faithful Companion Memorial is a cremation service owned by the Santeiu family and has been helping families in these difficult times for over 40 years and they are based out of Royal Oak, MI. They provide group cremation for those that do not want the remains back and would like them buried near a lake at Ortonville Pet Cemetery. They also offer private cremation in which you would receive your pet's remains back the next day. For more information and prices, we would encourage you to call them at (248) 435-7500 or visit their website at www.faithfulcompanion.com.
The Healing Process:
Even though we may not believe it at the time, the old adage "time heals" does hold true when we are faced with the loss of a beloved pet. Recognize that loss and give yourself the emotional time and space to grieve. Getting the sorrow, guilt and pain varies from person to person. Seek help. Many hotlines, chat rooms, message boards and support groups are available on the internet and at the humane society, and books on adult and child bereavement may help you better understand what you are experiencing. And, if you need to, don' t hesitate to reach out to others' personal and professional assistance. Call us, we would be more than willing to talk with you, that's what we are here for. Make a donation or volunteer your services to the Genesee County Humane Society or the Genesee County Animal Control. With time, the pain will lessen and you and your family will be able to fully cherish happy memories of your special friend.
Information courtesy of Schering-Plough
*Flushing Animal Hospital reserves the right to refuse euthanasia to healthy animals.
6302 W Pierson Rd
Flushing, MI 48433
Phone: (810) 659-1151
Fax: (810) 659-2083
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