Constant Companion FAQs

There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. Below are some answers to our most common questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is it time?

There is an excellent quality of life assessment from Ohio State Vet school that places a numerical value on quality of life that can be helpful when determining when quality of life is declining.

What is in home euthanasia?

In home euthanasia is when a veterinarian travels to your home to help assist with your pets end of life care. Dr. Conner will administer pain medication and anti-anxiety medication to help your pet be as comfortable as possible. Your pet will be under full general anesthesia prior to administering the final injection. Ensuring that both you and your pet are comfortable is our priority.

Should my kids be present for euthanasia?

The entire family is always welcome to be present. Dr. Conner will do everything to accommodate children of all ages if they are present.

What is hospice care for pets?
The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of life. Hospice care does not focus on diagnostics or testing but on increasing your pet’s comfort during the final journey.
What species do you euthanize?

Constant Companion will travel to provide end of life care for all species except horses.

Are there any consent forms I can fill out ahead of time?
Yes, euthanasia consent forms can be found here. Also, if you have elected private cremation, there is an additional form of what you would like written on your pet’s urn.
Do you handle the cremation?

If you would like, Dr. Conner can handle aftercare for your pet. She will transport your pet to Heavens Gate for cremation. You can elect private or group cremation. Private cremation your pet will be cremated individually, and the ashes will be available to pick up at Heavens Gate Crematorium or they can be shipped for an additional $50 shipping charge. If you do not want the ashes returned and would prefer group cremation, your pet’s ashes will be scattered at a horse ranch in Lincoln, CA.

What areas do your serve?

Constant Companion serves Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Yuba County, and surrounding areas. There are additional travel fees if you are not in the normal service area.