Yarmouth Veterinary Center

75 Willow Street
Yarmouth , ME 04096

(207)846-6515

www.yarmouthvetcenter.com

RODENT EUTHANASIA

We euthanize rodents by first administering a gas general anesthetic by face mask or by placing the pet in a small anesthesia box. Within several seconds to a minute the pet is completely asleep and unaware of the euthanasia injection that follows. This is the most effective and humane method of euthanasia.

 

When the rodent is under general anesthesia we administer an injection of the same medication we use to euthanize dogs and cats.

 

Because of how quickly general anesthesia occurs and also because of the safety requirements regarding the use of gas anesthesia we do not allow clients to be present for the anesthesia or euthanasia of rodents.

 

Our clients have the options of seeing their pet after it has passed away, and of taking the remains with them for home burial or leaving them here. We offer private cremation, with the ashes returned to our client, or non-private cremation, with the ashes not returned.

 

Yarmouth Vet Center