We do not offer this service. Contact your veterinarian, to ask them about this service.
What Is Pet Euthanasia
Euthanasia literally means 'gentle death'. Other terms you may hear are 'put to sleep', 'put down', 'put out of its misery' or, less kindly, 'destroy'. Veterinary staff may use the term 'humane destruction' which is simply a technical term for putting an animal to sleep. Euthanasia is performed by an aesthetic overdose injected into the vein of a foreleg. The animal loses consciousness within seconds of the injection starting and death follows a few seconds later. Urine may trickle from the bladder as the muscles relax. The vet will check for a pulse or eyelid-flick reflex and if there is any chance at all that the animal is deeply unconscious, he will give a second injection into a kidney or the heart. Your pet will not be aware of a second injection if one is needed. Most vets will close the animals eyes since they do not always close when the animal passes, because all the muscles of the face have relaxed, the lips may pull back into what looks like a grimace. This is simply due to relaxation of the muscles and to gravity and is not a sign of pain, but it can cause concern if you did not expect it.
How Much Does Euthanasia Cost?
The price will vary from area to area and vet to vet. Average cost starts at $60.00. House calls will be slightly higher.