Stop the Pain and Suffering
There is so much joy in owning dogs and cats that they can become as close and as cherished as one of our own children; that is why when our pets become terminally ill, it is often difficult to make the decision to have them put your dog or cat to sleep.
But when the time comes to put your dog or cat to sleep, you have the option to have an experienced veterinarian come to your home to euthanize your pet in the comfort and warm environment of its familiar surroundings. Pet Loss House Calls provides you and your pet with the unique and private opportunity to relieve your sick cat or sick dog from their pain and suffering with in-home pet euthanasia.
Many owners of pets with terminal illnesses needing to be “put to sleep” prefer to have their pets pass away at home, rather than taking them to a veterinary clinic.
You can also feel confident in making the right decision after consulting with Pet Loss House Calls’ veterinarian, Dr. Wayne Eldridge, a Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine graduate with over 40 years of experience and licensed to practice in Texas.
Our veterinarians can help you with your questions regarding ‘putting your dog or cat to sleep’ with our in-home pet euthanasia services for the San Antonio area: Is it time? How soon can you come to my home? What can we expect? For more details, call Pet Loss House Calls at (210) 633-6994.
When is the Right Time?
Some of the easily-recognized signs of pain and suffering include heavy breathing, panting, pacing, crying, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, urinary incontinence, disorientation, and difficulty moving, getting up or lying down. If you see many of these symptoms, you should consult with your veterinarian to find out if it is the humane time to ‘put your dog to sleep or put your cat to sleep’ with our in-home pet euthanasia services.
Finding the Right Time to Put Your Dog or Cat to Sleep
Pets are so stoic and noble in their determination to carry on, that even when they are terminally ill, they sometimes may continue to eat, wag their tail and perk up when you call their name. Sometimes it is difficult to know when it is time for a pet to be put to sleep.
Our doctors regularly communicate with your pet’s primary care veterinarian. They also will help you decide when the time is right to put your pet to sleep or, as some say, to put your pet down, with pet euthanasia.
The doctors are compassionate and believe all pets should be treated with dignity and respect at the end of their lives. They will listen to your individual situation by phone, or they will make a house call when the time has come.
The decision for pet euthanasia to relieve pain and suffering, is a difficult one and should be carefully considered along with your regular veterinarian’s guidance. We can help you decide when the time is right to “put to sleep” your dog or cat, or as some say, to “put down your pet” with pet euthanasia services. We encourage clients to rely on the advice of their pets’ current doctors, and we routinely communicate with them to decide if pet euthanasia is the best choice.
How Does it Work?
Suggestions for Your Family
Here are some suggestions for creating a calm and stress-free environment in an indoor setting:
- Use a comforter or thick blanket as bedding.
- Play soft music.
- Provide adequate ventilation.
- Eliminate distractions such as TV, loud noises and other animals.
- Speak softly in low tones.
Our Process of In-Home Pet Euthanasia Services
Your pet is first given an injection just under the skin for relaxation and sedation. Time is allowed for everyone to say their last goodbyes to their cherished friend before the time your pet is put to sleep.
About 5 to 15 minutes later, a second injection is given intravenously; this injection contains highly concentrated anesthesia which stops the heart. You can expect to see breathing changes that stop within 30 seconds, followed by the heart slowing and stopping in 1 to 3 minutes. The eyes tend to remain open, the skin may twitch, and the diaphragm may spasm causing sudden deep breaths. Some pets may display involuntary muscle contractions; seizures are rare.
Expect the veterinarian’s visit to last from 30 minutes to as long as an hour, especially if you need to talk things through and prepare yourself for you pet’s euthanasia. The veterinarians are there to help you and your family through the process of saying good bye to your pet to end their pain and suffering during the in-home vet visit.
Scheduling a Visit
Response time and travel conditions vary from case to case, and we will make every effort to arrive at the time you request to perform our in-home pet euthanasia services. Naturally, it takes longer during peak traffic times.
Services and Pricing
What Is the Cost of In-Home Pet Euthanasia?
When you think of what we charge, please consider travel time to and from your home, fuel expenses, time spent at your home performing the service, the cost of medications, time transporting the pet to the crematory, time returning the ashes to you, and availability which is sometimes outside of normal business hours. Our veterinarians have many years of professional training to make sure your pet receives the best care possible when putting your dog or cat to sleep during the veterinarian house call.
For quotes on costs, please call (210) 633-6994. We prefer cash or checks. Checks can be made to the veterinarian’s name. We also accept most credit cards.
Services We Provide:
- In-Home Pet Euthanasia
- Transporting Pet to Crematory
- Communal Cremation (Ashes Not Returned)
- Private Cremations
- Delivery of Ashes to your Home
- Urns with your Pet’s Name Engraved
- Clay Paw Print Impressions