In Home Pet Euthanasia
"The decision to euthanize your pet can be one of the most difficult times of your life. However, home euthanasia is one of the kindest gifts you can ever give to your beloved pet...ending their pain and suffering surrounded by those that love them in the comfort of their home."
Our animal companions have been there for us through the good times and our toughest days so the last moments of your pet's life is when they need you the most.
In home pet euthanasia allows you to be more involved in every aspect of your pet's final moments. Your home provides a relaxed environment for you and a familiar place for your faithful companion to make their transition the most loving, peaceful and dignified experience.
As you consider home euthanasia for your dog, cat or other pets, you don't need to feel alone. I am here to compassionately guide you along the way. We also offer helpful resources to answer questions and explain the process of putting your pet to sleep so you feel fully supported in making this decision.
This includes an in-home consultation by a licensed veterinarian, sedation, euthanasia procedure, a personalized clay paw print, grief and pet loss information and notification to your family veterinarian of your pets passing. Hours of operation are flexible and after hours, holiday as well as weekend appointments can be scheduled because end-of-life health is fragile. We offer affordable pricing and compassionate care. The fee is based on the pet size, travel time and distance to an appointment, hour of appointment, supplies and most of all the time associated with a veterinary house call.
In order to make this difficult process as simple as possible, many families may wish to handle all arrangements prior to or at the beginning of the appointment so that they can concentrate on their pet when the doctor arrives.
Please remember that for both consultation and euthanasia appointments, cancellations negatively impact our ability to help another family that may have needed help during your original scheduled appointment time. Our doctor often travels up to 120 minutes for an appointment and may be well on the way to your home if you cancel close to the appointment time.
Many Pet Insurance companies cover euthanasia services, just have any paper-work ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.
Phone consultations are always no charge. The doctor will be happy to provide pricing details based on your pet's individual needs. For your convenience, payment for services can be made using cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.
What will happen after I make the appointment for my pet?
After you have made your appointment and taken care of the details, there is nothing left for you to do except love and be with your pet. We will take care of all details of the appointment so that you can focus on making sure your pet is comfortable. On the day of the appointment, feel free to feed your pet whatever he/she wants. Consider giving pain medications and the final meal two to three hours prior to the vets arrival as recent meals may lead to vomiting once sedatives are administered.
Are a veterinarian and technician necessary?
Our Gifted Hands veterinarian is very skilled and knowledgeable. We prefer to limit the number of people present in your home. This is very important and will make your experience much more peaceful. Our protocols ensure that this is least stressful for your pet and for you to watch. Occasionally, based on pet size, an assistant may be required. If this is anticipated, the doctor will discuss this in detail.
Will I have a chance to talk with the veterinarian?
After introductions, the veterinarian will address any of your questions or concerns. Any of your particular wishes for the appointment can be brought up at this or anytime throughout the appointment. Our staff is very knowledgeable and can answer any of your questions as they arise. It is important that you are comfortable with what is happening with your pet, so please ask us questions.