Euthanasia in the Lowcountry: When it’s time to say goodbye

Saying goodbye to a loved one is never an easy thing to do, but in the Lowcountry we can make the process a little easier. Euthanasia is a humane way to let your pet go and say goodbye.

Our pets are our family and we don’t like to see them in pain. The reality is that our pets usually don’t outlive us and when it comes time we may need to make the humane decision to euthanize them.


Even when our pets seem to remain in good health, as they age, they often show signs of slowing down. 

It’s hard to recognize at times but you may notice their appetite and thirst have declined. They may be less agile.  They might not be able to jump on our laps or onto the counter that we used to yell at them to get down from. They no longer run to the door at the word “Walk” or to the window at “Squirrel”. 

They may have difficulty breathing, or have illnesses, diabetes, arthritis, even cancers that affect their ability to sleep, or get to the litter box or outside in time. 

Our vets can consult with you to see if the grace and vitality of your animal may mean it’s time to think about the next step.


Our vets will make a plan with you and arrange a time so that you are prepared when they arrive. They will give your pet a heavy sedative and as it sets in, they will give them the final injection. 

Our technicians respect your needs and will then leave you alone with your friend so that you can take the time to say goodbye.

The process generally takes 45 minutes to an hour during which time you can continue to show your pet the love they’ve come to know.

Once you've felt you have had enough time to say goodbye, we will transport your animal to our vehicle, and depending on your preferences, we will assist in arranging aftercare.


It’s not that much different when humans get sick and want to be home rather than in the hospital. Our pets want to be in the place they are most comfortable in. They want to be surrounded by their things and their people. 

Knowing your pet is at peace, gives you peace of mind and closure. And we are here to help in your time of need. 

Give us a call here in the Lowcountry, at (843) 580-6209 when you think it’s time to say goodbye.