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Saying Goodbye

In-home Euthanasia includes:

  • A discussion with you about your questions and thoughts surrounding euthanasia 

  • Mild sedation to help your pet feel calm and comfortable

  • Euthanasia, the final gift

  • Transportation for cremation, if desired

  • A clay paw print keepsake (if cremation is selected)

  • Notification to your family veterinarian of your pet's passing

  • Delivery of your pet's ashes, if cremation is selected

During the Appointment:

  • The doctor will go over the procedure according to your comfort level.

  • Sedation will be given as an injection, similar to a vaccine, to help your pet relax.

  • Once your pet is resting comfortably, the doctor may insert a catheter into a vein.

  • The final injection containing an anesthetic drug will be administered, allowing your pet to pass peacefully. This typically occurs within seconds.

  • The doctor will let you know once your pet has passed, and will excuse herself to give you a few minutes alone with your loved ones.

  • If requested, your pet will be transported for cremation. 

  • The doctor will confirm the details of when your pet's ashes will be returned (if private cremation is requested).