Capital Home Veterinary Care is dedicated to providing peaceful cat and dog euthanasia in the privacy and stress-free environment of your home.
Euthanasia is both a blessing and a burden. For most people, it is one of the most difficult decisions they will make for their pets. If the quality of your pet's life has diminished so that you are experiencing more bad days than good, then it may be time to consider easing your pet's suffering. If you need some help making this decision use this Quality of Life Scale to help assess your pet’s condition.
We have earned a reputation for professional and personal attention and a gentle yet experienced touch, which is crucial at such a difficult time for pet owners and their beloved pets.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
A euthanasia housecall starts like any other appointment. We will gather some information and a brief history of your pet’s condition over the phone or email. Upon arrival, we will require consent paperwork to be signed.
The actual euthanasia procedure can be performed wherever you or your pet is most comfortable. Initially, an anesthetic injection is administered. This is done to prevent pain or anxiety and to ease your pet’s transition. Once they are very relaxed, a intravenous injection of a barbiturate euthanasia solution is administered that will provide a painless passing.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
We can take your pet’s body once everyone has said their goodbyes. Aftercare is available in the form of private or public cremation. Private cremation provides your pet’s ashes returned to you in an ivory ceramic urn within two weeks. We use Sweet Dreams Crematory as they guarantee the private cremation to be from your pet alone. You can also choose a customizable urn at Forever Pets for an additional fee. The public cremation option provides for your pet to be cremated with others and their ashes are buried together.
WHAT IT COSTS
The cost of the in-home euthanasia is comprised of the housecall fee ($65-$85 depending on location), and the euthanasia ($145). The pre-euthanasia sedative is included at no charge. The total cost ranges from $210-$230.
The cremation costs vary depending on the pet’s weight and desired cremation type. The public cremation prices are less expensive than the private cremation option. Please call us at 804-432-2534 or e-mail for cost information.
Please Note: Our Doctors at Capital Home Veterinary Care perform euthanasia only on pets who have an unmanageable disease or those with little quality of life remaining. We reserve the right to refuse euthanasia if we feel it is being chosen as a convenience option. We will not euthanize a patient with a manageable or treatable disease. If we determine that it is not time to euthanize your pet, a house call fee and quality of life examination charge will be assessed.