At Home Pet Euthanasia
Reasons for At Home Pet Euthanasia
Avoid a stressful and painful car ride
You won’t have to load your pet into the car for a car trip that would be stressful and painful. At end of life, even pets who once enjoyed a car ride may no longer feel comfortable in the car. Cats generally always fear getting in the car, and at the end of life this fear can be amplified.
No entering the vet hospital and saying goodbye in a clinical environment
You won’t have to interact with other people and other pets at the vet hospital, which would further add to your pet’s stress and discomfort, not to mention having to explain to others that you’re there to say goodbye. You won’t have to spend your final moments with your pet in a hospital exam room
Your pet will feel safe
Not only is your pet at home, but they can be on their bed or blanket or in your arms. They are surrounded by everyone they love and by the comfort of their own home
The service can be provided indoors or outdoors
Some families choose to have their pet outdoors if there’s a place in the yard where they love to lay. All family members including other pets can be present.
You and your pet will have peace and tranquility
Because you are home, you can create an environment that is calming. Some families choose to have the television on because this was always something their pet found comforting. Some families play music, read a poem, or say a prayer for their pet before the final medicine is given
Your other pets can be present
By allowing your other pets to be close to you throughout the service you can comfort each other. Their instinct is to love and nurture us, especially when our heart is breaking. They will not be frightened and will understand what is taking place.
A gentle, loving and dignified transition
In home euthanasia is the most gentle, loving, and dignified way to send your pet along on their journey. In an ideal world, we all would just want our pets to pass peacefully in their sleep. However, this is rarely the case and we, as their guardians, must make the decision to euthanize to avoid ongoing pain and suffering. By choosing in home euthanasia, we are creating a transition for them that is gentle, loving and dignified.