Humane Pet Euthanasia in Highland & Westville

Saying goodbye to a cherished animal companion is never easy. 

Sandy C.

"Such compassionate staff. They could not be kinder."

Sandy C.

"Such a compassionate staff. They could not be kinder."

 
 
 
 
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At NCVEC, we do everything we can to save as many lives as possible. Yet, when all available treatment options have been considered and tried without success, humane euthanasia may be the most compassionate next step for an animal that is gravely ill or injured. Our veterinarians and team members know that this is an extremely difficult and painful decision for a pet parent to make, and will offer all the guidance we can to help you make the best choice regarding your pet’s well-being.

If you have any questions about euthanasia and/or after care options, please give us a call. Whether you're coming from Northwest Indiana, the South Chicago Suburbs, or Lower Southwest Michigan, we're here to help you.

Westville:
(219) 785-7300

Highland:
(219) 881-1600

We’re Here to Help You Through the Process

As pet parents ourselves, we want what’s best for your beloved dog or cat, and we understand the guilt that might come with choosing euthanasia. We will give you all the information and support you need at this time, so you know you’re not alone. The most important thing to consider is your pet’s welfare--are they suffering? Is their condition irreversible? Even if they make it home, what will their quality of life be like?

Our goal is to help you make your decision--not make it for you. We’ll answer any questions you have and tell you everything you need to know about what will be best for your pet, and what the process will look like.

Is Euthanasia Painful for Pets?

One of our main priorities when providing euthanasia is to make the procedure as peaceful and pain-free as possible. We can assure you that your pet will not feel any pain in the process--before administering euthanasia, we first administer sedation, which puts your pet into a deep sleep.

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Can I Stay with My Pet?

You can absolutely stay with your pet during the procedure. If you need some time to sit with your pet and say a proper good-bye, we’ll be sure to accommodate you and give you and your family all the privacy you need.

After Care

Following euthanasia, we can discuss the handling of your pet’s remains (if you are able), whether that includes communal cremation or receiving their ashes back in an urn, or having a special keepsake made.

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