Coping with the impending loss of a pet is one of the most difficult experiences a pet parent will face. Whether your furry friend is approaching their golden years, or has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, it’s important to calmly guide the end-of-life experience and minimize any discomfort or distress. As your pet’s health declines, you may elect to care for your pet at home – with the supervision of a veterinarian – or you may decide to end their suffering with euthanasia. Whatever course you choose, please know, you’re not alone.

FurEver Family Pet Services is 110% dedicated to you and your pets in the event of a loss. Our pets rely on us for almost everything, and at no time is that truer than when their lives are nearing an end. There is no greater gift than for a pet parent to ensure that a beloved pet’s last days and final passing are filled with love and peace. However, doing this requires a little preparation, which will help before a crisis arises.

To ensure that you cover all your bases, consider the type of end-of-life care that’s needed. This can often be difficult and overwhelming to think about. Talk to your veterinarian about your pet’s health and treatment options. You will want to consider your pet’s quality of life, as well as your families.

These questions are a tool to make saying goodbye to your pet as peaceful as possible…for you and for them.

Who would you like to be with your pet when the time comes? Where will you have the procedure performed?


End of life stages are the hardest times to go through with our pets, and we are here to support you in any way possible. FurEver Family Pet Services has references for pet grief counselors in the Portland area. Please let us know if you would like a referral.