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Why In-Home Pet Euthanasia?

If your pet is elderly or experiencing  a chronic, debilitating condition, you may decide that euthanasia is appropriate. When the time comes, our veterinarians will ensure a smooth and peaceful transition for your beloved pet in the comfortable and familiar surroundings of your home. Some of the benefits of in-home euthanasia include:

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The at-home cat and dog euthanasia process allows pets to cross the rainbow in a familiar, private, and peaceful environment.

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Less Stress

There is no need to move or transport your pet; you can keep them comfortable and relaxed at home. 

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Family Presence

You can surround your pet with the love of as many family members as you choose.

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Our experienced veterinarians will consult with you to provide a personalized experience according to your wishes and comfort level.

Our Compassionate Veterinarians

Our experienced and caring veterinarians are dedicated to supporting you and your pet during this sensitive time. All of our vets are Fear Free® certified, meaning they have received specialized training in strategies to help ease fear, anxiety, and stress for pets.

Learn more about Dr. Laura Fontana, your BetterVet veterinarian in O’ahu.



Preparing for Pet Euthanasia at Home

To create the most comfortable experience for your pet, we recommend doing the following:

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Favorite Location

Choose a calm, cozy spot where your pet feels at ease and can peacefully transition.

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Comfort Items

Offer your pet their favorite things such as a special blanket, bed, toy, and/or treats.

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Loved Ones

Invite family and friends who you wish to be present during the appointment.

Veterinarian Arrival and Introduction

Upon arrival, your veterinarian will introduce themselves, ensuring you're comfortable, and provide a brief overview of the upcoming process.


Choosing a Peaceful Spot

Together, we'll select a serene location in your home where your pet feels most relaxed, be it the living room, a couch, or outdoors when the weather's right (above 50 degrees and dry).


Preparing for the Procedure

Your veterinarian will gently prepare the chosen area, ensuring a calm environment for the procedure.


The Final Moments

You'll have a moment to share some final moments with your pet. Only when you're ready, your veterinarian will begin the 10-20 minute procedure, letting your pet drift into a deep sleep, ensuring your pet's peaceful transition.

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Post-Procedure Care

After your pet has passed, we'll provide you with some private time with your pet. If you've opted for our aftercare services, we'll guide you through the next steps with respect and care.

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Aftercare Services

The decision to say goodbye is deeply personal. We offer flexible options to create a peaceful and respectful farewell for your pet including aftercare services. We partner with highly reputable facilities to handle cremation services.

If you would like our assistance with aftercare, your veterinarian can coordinate cremation services as well as the return of cremains.

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Additional Support Resources

Our priority is ensuring your pet's comfort and dignity as well as providing you with the support you need during this difficult time. 

Virtual Quality-of-Life Consultations 

We understand how difficult it is to make end-of-life decisions for your pet. Schedule a complimentary video Quality-of-Life Consultation to discuss your pet's quality of life, long-term care, and end-of-life options. 

Support for Pet Loss

For support while grieving the loss of a pet, you can access the 24/7 Pet Compassion Careline at 1-855-245-8214 to be connected to an experienced PhD or Masters-level grief counselor. Services  are available in English, Spanish, and French.



Price Range

Euthanasia Service

$309 - $469, depending on pet’s weight

Travel Fee*

$89 - $109, depending on location

Group Cremation Pricing

$199 - $259, depending on pet’s weight and location

Private Cremation Pricing

$289 - $959, depending on pet’s weight and location

*Please note that cancellations within 48 hours prior to the beginning of your arrival time window will result in an automatic $75 fee. Prices do not include bloodwork or vaccinations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I make a In-Home Veterinary Euthanasia appointment?

When possible, you should schedule your appointment 24 hours or more in advance for pets over 40 pounds.

How much does in-home pet euthanasia cost?

Cost is variable according to your location, but a summary of service costs can be confirmed when you schedule your appointment online on the BetterVet app. Please visit our pricing page for more information. 

Which payment methods are accepted?

We accept all major credit cards and debit cards. We are unable to accept cash, checks, or Scratchpay. A credit card is required to book your appointment but will not be billed until the end of your home visit.

How long is the dog & cat euthanasia process?

A pet euthanasia appointment typically lasts approximately 20 - 45 minutes, which allows us to go forward at your pace.

Can I stay with my pet during the euthanasia procedure?

Yes, we encourage you as well as other family members to stay with your pet during the in-home euthanasia process. Your veterinarian will let you know what to expect during the entire procedure and will make sure you feel comfortable moving forward with each step.

How is medication given to larger pets?

The same medications are given to all pets during the euthanasia process and are tailored to your pet’s size and needs.

Are aftercare services included in the home pet euthanasia price?

Aftercare services can be provided at an additional cost and is based on your personal preferences for cremation.

How do I go about making cremation arrangements for my pet?

We will take care of the aftercare arrangements for your pet if you choose that option.

How can I ensure my pet’s ashes are returned after euthanasia?

We work with partner facilities that share our love and respect for pets and have sophisticated tracking systems that assure the return of your pets remains.