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A Loving Goodbye

A cat sleeping peacefully

At Capital Home Veterinary Care, we understand that talking about when to say goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the most challenging yet important conversations our veterinarians can have with pet families. We aim to enter into these discussions with empathy, openness, guidance, and compassion. We consider it a privilege to have these difficult conversations with families, leading up to the peaceful euthanasia of their pets in the comfort of their homes.

In-Home Euthanasia: What to Expect

As medical professionals licensed to provide this compassionate service, we take great pride in having the technical, medical, and emotional skills needed to ensure a peaceful end-of-life experience for your beloved pet.

Our in-home pet euthanasia services include:

  • Quality-of-Life Discussion: If interested, we'll have a conversation about your pet's condition or answer questions regarding in-home euthanasia. Our doctors carry out euthanasia exclusively for pets with either an unmanageable illness or those with a significantly diminished quality of life.
  • Sedation: To ensure your pet's comfort, we administer a sedative to help them peacefully drift off to rest before the final injection.
  • Sedation Assessment: We carefully assess your pet to ensure they are in a deep and pain-free rest.
  • Euthanasia: We administer the final injection, providing a gentle and peaceful transition.
  • Memorial Keepsakes: We create a memory clay paw print.
  • Transportation for Cremation: If selected, we handle all aspects of transportation for cremation.

Our Humane Euthanasia Process

The Procedure

When our veterinarian arrives, they'll explain the full procedure to you, taking into account your pet's comfort and your personal preferences. A sedation injection is administered, which ensures your pet is relaxed and will gradually drift into a tranquil rest before the final injection. The goal of this approach is to ensure a peaceful passing.

The cost of the euthanasia is $270, this includes sedation for relaxation, the humane euthanasia, and a clay paw print keepsake.

The housecall fee is not included and is based on your location, to most areas is $95.

Sympathy and Support

After the euthanasia injection is administered, the veterinarian will confirm your pet's passing. During this emotional moment, we will give you time to say your final goodbyes.

Aftercare and Cremation

You may spend as much time as you need with your pet after the procedure. When you're ready, we'll create a paw print for you to keep. If we're handling transportation for cremation, our team will take your pet with them.

Cremation Options

You may choose between private and communal cremation. If you select the private option your pet will be cremated and their ashes returned in a cedar wood urn. If you select a communal cremation, your pet is cremated alongside other pets and their ashes will not be returned to you.

Knowing when to let go is never easy. If you need help making this decision, the “How Do You Know When?” Guide by Ohio State University can help to assess your pet’s condition and quality of life.

Please call or request an appointment so we can support you through this difficult time.