At-Home Euthanasia for Pets
Liberty Vet Pets offers at-home pet euthanasia services for the Philadelphia area. We know this decision can be very hard for pet owners to make, but pets need to spend their final moments at home with loved ones. It’s common for owners considering euthanasia options to have questions, so we wanted to address our process directly so that owners know what to expect and have information to make the right decisions.
When To Choose At-Home Euthanasia
It’s natural for owners to want their beloved pets to be in a familiar place when being euthanized, which is why we offer these specific house calls. However, it’s important to start talking about the process early on with our vet, so you can make the decision at the right time. Our Liberty veterinarian can provide advice on when the time is right, and how to make sure your pet isn’t suffering too much.
Preparing for an At-Home Euthanasia
When thinking about the euthanasia process, you should consider when you want it to happen and where in your home your pet will be most comfortable to have it happen. You should also think about whether you want other people or pets present to say goodbye. Many owners prefer to choose a day, if it is possible, so they can give their pets a happy day and final farewell. When ready, our licensed mobile vet will visit your home and conduct the euthanasia process. There will be some paperwork that will need to be filled out ahead of time.
The Euthanasia Process
Our vet may recommend administering a sedative injection to start the euthanasia process, typically with a small IV catheter to hold the needle in place in the vein. Sedation happens very quickly and is followed by a careful overdose of the euthanasia medication. Our vet will carefully monitor your pet’s condition so that you will know when it has passed and will answer any questions that you have.
Aftercare and Remains
Owners have several options when it comes to dealing with their pets’ remains. Some owners prefer to bury their pets themselves in a spot they have chosen. Others may prefer private or communal cremation. We suggest that you discuss these options with our veterinarian ahead of time so that you can make any necessary preparations.
Contact Our Animal Hospital for More Information
As always, if you have any additional questions or want to talk about the euthanasia options, veterinarian at Liberty Vet Pets in the Philadelphia area can help. Contact our mobile vet today at 888-458-8587 to learn more.