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Euthanasia

Everyone at Riverview Animal Clinic has a pet that is part of the family and we know how hard it is when the time comes to say goodbye to that family member. But we also understand that saying goodbye with compassion and dignity is one of the greatest gifts that we can offer to our beloved pets. Our staff will guide you through the euthanasia process with empathy and respect and will treat your animal family member with compassion and tenderness. Euthanasia can be performed in the clinic or in your home. Cremation and cremation urns are available.

For more information on euthanasia, contact us at Riverview Animal Clinic (509-758-5022), or visit the American Veterinary Medical Association website at https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Euthanasia.aspx

For information on the grieving process and coping with loss of a pet, please contact the Pet Loss Hotline at Washington State University by telephone 1-(866) 266-8635 or (509) 335-5704, by e-mail plhl@vetmed.wsu.edu or by visiting their website at http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/plhl/

The American Veterinary Medical Association also has information on coping with pet loss at the website https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/pet-loss.aspx

There is also a quality of life flow chart from Veterinary Partner that is helpful when deciding the right time to say goodbye. The flow chart is available at http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=O&C=O&A=1523