Dog Euthanasia At Home

Putting a Dog to Sleep at Home: Understanding the Process & Costs

Losing a beloved canine companion is one of the most challenging experiences for any pet owner. As our furry friends age or face terminal illnesses, making the decision to euthanise is an inevitable part of pet ownership. While many opt for the traditional route of having this procedure performed at a veterinary clinic, an increasing number of pet owners are exploring the option of dog euthanasia at home. This page looks into what this process entails, its benefits, and the associated fees.

What is Home Dog Euthanasia?

Home euthanasia for dogs with Vets 2 Your Pets ltd, involves having an experienced veterinarian come to your home to attend to your dog where he or she feels safe and comfortable. Our vet will first administer a sedation, followed by the euthanasia drugs, all in a familiar and comfortable environment your dog is happy in. This approach allows your beloved dog to pass away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, rather than in a clinical setting.

Dog Euthanasia Prices

House Call for Quality of Life Assessment or Palliative Care: £167

Home Visit, Sedation & Euthanasia:

  • Small Dog               £296
  • Medium Dog          £316
  • Large Dog               £330
  • Extra Large Dog   £350
  • Giant Breed Dog   £365

Urgent/Same Day/Weekend Call Out Surcharge: £99

Bank Holiday Weekend Surcharge: £117

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When Time Comes To Say Goodbye

The cost of home euthanasia for dogs can vary depending on factors such as location and travle distance, the size of your dog or additional services requested. Our fees for dog euthanasia at home includes the veterinarian’s travel expenses (up to 20 miles), consultation, the sedation and then the euthanasia procedure itself.

We can arrange and facilitate your cats cremation with your usual vet or a private pet crematorium. Prices and costs of cremation vary depending on the company and type of cremation service requested. Cremations fees are billed separately by the crematorium. 

It is proving to be more and more difficult for traditional practices to spare staff to be able to provide a home visit service. To this end, Vets 2 Your Pets Ltd has veterinarians across the UK, who’s sole role is to provide a comforting dog euthanasia service at home – when your normal vet practice is unable.

What's the process?

1. Initial Enquiries:
Your journey typically begins with a telephone enquiry to one of our compassionate veterinary nurses. During this call, our team will assess and explore your dog’s condition, engage in discussions regarding your options, and address any concerns you may have.

2. Scheduling the Appointment:
Once you’ve decided on putting your dog to sleep at home, we will schedule an appointment for the procedure. Our veterinarians offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your needs and ensure the comfort of your pet dog.

3. Preparation:
Preparing a tranquil and comfortable space for the procedure is paramount. This may involve arranging blankets or pillows where your dog can rest undisturbed. If your dog wants to eat – do feel free to give as many treats or the best beef cuts as you like before we arrive.

4. The Home Euthanasia visit:
Upon our veterinarian’s arrival, they will walk you through the procedure and address any final queries you may have. Typically, the process involves first administering a sedation to remove any anxiety, followed by an intravenous injection of a euthanasia solution. This calmly and painlessly induces unconsciousness and cessation of bodily functions.

5. Aftercare:
following putting your dog to sleep our vet will “step outside” to give you a private moment with your best friend. When you feel ready the vet will be available to help position or move your dog to a location that suits you. We will have pre-arranged the cremation option you desire and our vet will either take your dog with them or the pet crematorium will shortly arrive to collect your dog’s remains.

Benefits of Home Euthanasia

While home euthanasia may be associated with a higher cost than the traditional clinic-based option, many pet owners find it to be a worthwhile investment for the comfort and peace of mind it provides.

1. Comfort and Familiarity:
Being at home reduces stress for both you and your pet during this difficult time. Your dog can be surrounded by familiar sights, smells, and loved ones, providing comfort and peace in their final moments.

2. Privacy and Control:
Home euthanasia allows for a more intimate and private experience, free from the distractions and formality of a veterinary clinic. You can control the environment and ensure that your dog’s passing is as gentle and dignified as possible.

3. Reduced Stress:
For dogs who are anxious or fearful of visits to the vet clinic, home euthanasia eliminates the stress of traveling and being in an unfamiliar environment, allowing them to remain calm and relaxed.

Choosing to put a beloved dog to sleep is a deeply personal and emotional decision. Home euthanasia for dogs offers a compassionate and dignified way to say goodbye to your canine companion in a familiar and loving home environment. The comfort, privacy, and peace of mind it affords both you and your dog can make it a valuable option for many pet owners facing this difficult choice.

  • Ensuring that your dog’s final moments are filled with love, compassion, and dignity is paramount.
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