Their last moment should be at home with you
From the first time you felt the love of your pet melting your heart, through the fragility of their final steps at the journeys end; we try to give our pets the best life has to offer. Saying goodbye to your pet is one of the most difficult decisions you may ever make in your life. Euthanasia is the last act of love that you can give to your ailing pet who has given you a lifetime of friendship. In Home Pet Vet is committed to making the process as easy as it can be. We are compassionate, empathetic and non-judgmental. We will assist you in making the decision that is best for your pet and ultimately for your family. Home euthanasia is a gentle and compassionate way of saying goodbye to your furry family members.
Advantages of home euthanasia
- A familiar setting for your pet’s last memories
- No stress induced from transport to a clinic
- Your best friend can “fall asleep” in your presence
- You can grieve in the privacy of your home
- You can choose when, where, and who attends
What to Expect
Outlined below are a few general things to expect from a home-visit euthanasia. If you have any questions, special desires, or need any help in your decision-making, please do not hesitate to ask. If you would like a more detailed description of what the process is like, please email or call us.
Before the Vet’s Arrival
Think about any arrangements you would like to make beforehand, such as family or friends that would like to be present, any special family or religious tributes/ceremonies you would like to have arranged. Plan to have other family members and pets in the house say goodbye if they will not be present on the day of the appointment.
Find a quiet place where you and your pet will feel most comfortable. You may choose a favorite room, a special place in the house, or even somewhere quiet outdoors. If you have a cat or small dog, the procedure can often be done with your pet in your lap. Essentially, anyplace that is comfortable for you and your pet is fine. Our job can be done anywhere.
The procedure will be explained to you once the veterinarian arrives, according to your interest level and comfort. Feel free to ask questions if needed. Everything will be done at the pace you and your pet dictate. The actual procedure is quite simple and peaceful. In most cases a sedation injection is given to relax your pet. Once you and your pet are ready, the final drug is given, usually in a vein. It works very rapidly, only seconds in most cases. The veterinarian will then confirm that your pet has passed on. After, you may continue to spend as much time as you need with your pet.
All In Home Pet Vet Euthanasia Services Include:
Transportation for cremation, if elected (see Aftercare for costs)
Optional Memorial keepsake – clay paw print & hair clippings
Notification to your family veterinarian of your pet’s passing
If you choose one of the following aftercare options, we will handle all necessary transfers of your pet’s body to the appropriate facility. We will also ensure that your pet is correctly identified and handled with dignity and respect at all times.
Prices for these options vary depending upon the service selected, type and size of the pet. Please call or e-mail for an estimate.
With this option, your pet is cremated individually at a licensed crematorium and the cremains (ashes) are returned to you. Your pet’s ashes are returned to you within 10-14 days in a small cedar lockbox with an engraved plaque.
This procedure involves communal cremation and the cremains of your pet are scattered off the coast of the Pacific Ocean
Making Your Own Arrangements
If you elect to bury your pet – you may need to check that there are no local ordinances prohibiting animal burial in your area. Alternatively, you may make your own arrangements with a pet cemetery, crematorium, or your regular vet. Private Burials and Funeral Services can also be arranged.