End of Life Care

Saying good-bye to a beloved pet is one of the most difficult situations you will ever encounter, but trying to decide when it is time to say it can be even more challenging. There are times when all the capabilities of medical science have been exhausted and euthanasia is the only way to prevent an animal from suffering; however, the decision regarding when to euthanize is fraught with many considerations. Euthanasia is a medical procedure that needs to be discussed (however painful that discussion may be) and considered thoroughly before a decision is made.

Our staff of compassionate and caring professionals can help you through this painful experience. We will work with you to ensure your pet's comfort and dignity during his or her final moments by using the HHHHHMM Quality-of-Life Scale, which stands for hurt, hunger, hydration, hygiene, happiness, mobility, and more good days than bad. Deciding when your pet may need euthanasia is a very personal and private decision that you don't have to make on your own. Our euthanasia and end of life services are conducted with respect, compassion, and care.

We can help with any special requests or concerns, questions you may have about the care of your pet's remains, and accommodate your wishes during this stressful time. We work with the La Crosse area’s finest Pet Crematorium, Rivers Edge. Rivers Edge Pet Crematorium has been in business since 2002 and during that time, they have been providing exceptional local service for 18 veterinary clinics in Sparta, La Crosse and the surrounding area.  Their commitment is to provide prompt compassionate care for your pet.  They pride themselves on the respect and dignity they show to your pet on their final journey. Rivers Edge sells a complete line of Pet Urns, Stone Memorials and Pet Caskets. Rivers Edge Pet Crematorium is family owned and located in a peaceful valley 20 miles south of La Crosse in DeSoto, Wisconsin.  Your pet never leaves their possession from the minute they are picked up, and it is for this reason that they can guarantee their services. 

For more information about Rivers Edge, their products, or services, please contact us or them directly at:  (507) 482-6765


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