when the veterinarian arrives at your home, he will meet your pet and gives them a few minutes to adjust to him being there. This puts them at ease and gives them the opportunity to relax. The veterinarian will have you sign a consent form and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Next, he will administer a sedative/pain killer injection in your pet’s muscle. Within a couple of minutes, any pain or discomfort that your pet is feeling should subside and about five minutes later, he/she should drift into a very deep sleep. If you request a clay paw print, he will take care of it during this time.
When your pet is completely sedated, he will give a second injection, which is an overdose of an anesthetic agent. This will cause the heart and breathing to decrease until they stop and your pet will pass away. This will also take about five minutes. The entire appointment generally lasts around 30 minutes.