In Home Euthanasia
The phrase “putting a pet to sleep” is used when referring to a caring and compassionate way of ending a pet’s life. It is done quietly and painlessly by causing a deep sleep through use of a sedative injection followed by an overdose of an anesthetic injection which causes death within minutes.
We understand that bringing your pet to your vets office may be difficult or impossible if they are having trouble getting around or getting into the car causing increased anxiety. We understand that this can be upsetting to you and your pet. We will come to you so that your pet can be in the comfort of your home surrounded by people that love them.
This is typical of an in home euthanasia visit: when we arrive at your home we will go over the procedure itself and the paperwork necessary to sign. We can collect payment at this time, if not previously done over the phone prior to the visit, to give you uninterrupted time with your pet after they have passed. At this point we will give the sedation injection which is just under the skin, family members may gather around the pet if they wish or they may leave the room while we place the catheter into a vein after sedation in final preparation for the last injection. Once we have your permission we will proceed with the last injection. We typically will listen to the heart afterwards and let you know when your pet has passed.
After your pet has passed we will give you some time to spend with your pet before proceeding with aftercare arrangements, we will make a clay paw print for you at this time. Please let us know if you would like more than one paw print ($10 for each additional) or if you do not want one at all.
We can discuss the euthanasia process in more detail over the phone to your satisfaction or in-home the day of the scheduled procedure including your wishes regarding burial or cremation.
Our service area is approximately within an hour radius of Pittsburgh, PA — at the doctors discretion.