When it comes time for your veterinarian to euthanize your pet, you'll need to decide whether you want this appointment to take place at your local animal clinic or in your home. There are benefits to each environment, but many families feel that the familiar surroundings and privacy of home can be good for both them and their pets. Many veterinarians perform at-home euthanasia appointments, so you can contact the clinic and set up a date and time.
If you live in a rural area or you visit a hiking area or campground with your pet dog, there's a chance that the animal could come into contact with poison ivy. While keeping the dog away from this plant is always your best bet, an off-leash dog could easily run through a poison ivy patch and end up with the plant's oil on its fur and skin. Like humans, dogs can have mild reactions to poison ivy that go away on their own.