Tampa Animal and Bird Hospital

For fifty years we've cared for Tampa Bay area pets of all kinds.

Site Menu & Locations

Hospice & Euthanasia Services

Pet euthanasia

Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with clients to ensure their pet’s comfort and dignity during the hospice period.

Knowing when it’s time

It’s never an easy decision to make, but perhaps the kindest thing you can do for a pet that is extremely ill or so severely injured is to have your veterinarian induce its death quietly and humanely through euthanasia.

A decision concerning euthanasia may be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make for your pet. Although it is a personal decision, it doesn’t need to be a solitary one. We can help you make the right decision and can support you as you grieve the loss of your pet.  We’ll also help you decide how to handle your pet’s remains.

Will it be painful?

Euthanasia is most often accomplished for pets by injection of a death-inducing drug. Our vets will administer a tranquilizer first to relax your pet. Following injection of the euthanasia drug, your pet will immediately become deeply and irreversibly unconscious as the drug stops brain function. Death is quick and painless. Your pet may move its legs or head or breathe deeply several times after the drug is given, but these are reflexes and don’t mean that your pet is in pain or is suffering.

Cremation services

We recommend Honor Thy Pet Cremation Services to assist you with a respectful and dignified service for your cherished friend. Their staff is standing by 24 hours a day/7 days a week to assist you in your time of need. They can also assist with burials, urns, memorial markers, and pet caskets. For more information, please visit their website, or call them at (813) 957-7301.

Available at these locations:

CD-320x198

Cat Doctors
(South Tampa)

Make an Appointment

3221 W. Azeele St.
Tampa, FL 33609
(View map)

tt-location

Temple Terrace
(Near USF)

Make an Appointment

5023 East Busch Blvd
Tampa, FL 33617
(View map)

Pebble Creek location

Pebble Creek
(New Tampa)

Make an Appointment

19440 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33647
(View map)

northbay_animal

North Bay
(Town-n-Country)

Make an Appointment

9801 West Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33615
(View map)

Related Services

Request an Appointment

if you'd like to make an appointment just fill out the form below. We will then confirm your appointment by phone. Please note: All appointment requests will be handled as quickly as possible, during normal business hours. If you need an appointment within 24 hours, please call us instead.