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In-Home Pet Euthanasia

IN-HOME EUTHANASIA

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, an intravenous injection of a barbiturate euthanasia solution is administered that will provide a painless passing.

WHAT IT COSTS

The total cost of in-home pet euthanasia is $200 to most areas in and around Richmond. This price includes the housecall fee, the pre-euthanasia sedative and the euthanasia procedure.

The cremation cost is additional and prices are listed on the Aftercare page.

We will try to accommodate pet owners that do not reside in our practice area for an extra travel fee.

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 communal 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 communal cremation option provides for your pet to be cremated with others and their ashes are buried together.

Private Cremation

Your pet will be privately cremated and the ashes returned in an ivory ceramic urn.
You will be notified when your pet’s ashes are ready they will be hand delivered to your home.

Pets 1-25 lbs $225
Pets 26-50 lbs $275
Pets 51-100 lbs $355
Pets 101-125 lbs $425
Pets over 125 lbs will be quoted by calling us or email info@capitalhomevetcare.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRICES FOR THE PRIVATE CREMATION REFLECT THE COST OF A TRUE PRIVATE CREMATION AND THE CREMATORY ONLY INCINERATES ONE PET AT A TIME. THIS IS NOT THE CASE FOR “INDIVIDUAL” CREMATIONS THAT ARE OFFERED BY OTHER HOME EUTHANASIA PRACTICES WHERE PETS ARE CREMATED NEXT TO EACH OTHER AND THE RESULTANT ASHES THAT YOU RECEIVE MAY BE MIXED WITH ASHES OF OTHER PETS.

Communal Cremation

The communal cremation option provides for your pet to be cremated with others and their ashes are buried together.

Pets 1-25 lbs $75
Pets 26-50 lbs $85
Pets 51-100 lbs $145
Pets 101-125 lbs $165
Pets over 125 lbs will be quoted by calling us or email info@capitalhomevetcare.com

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.

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8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

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Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

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