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Why In-Home Pet Euthanasia?

If your pet is elderly or dealing with a chronic condition, you may decide that a humane euthanasia solution is in your pet’s best interest. We do everything we can to make this emotional and challenging time as personalized and comfortable as possible, in the privacy of your home.
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Comfort

The in-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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Personalized Experience

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

Preparing for Pet Euthanasia at Home

To create the most comfortable experience for your pet, we recommend doing the following:
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Your Pet’s Favorite Spot

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

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Items of Comfort

Gather your pet’s favorite things to have on hand, such as a special blanket, bed, toy, or treats.

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Loved Ones

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

Our Humane Euthanasia Process

From arrival to farewell

This section will guide you through the step-by-step journey from the moment our team arrives at your doorstep to the final moments of your beloved pet's peaceful transition.

 

Veterinarian Arrival and Introduction

Veterinarian Arrival and Introduction

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

Choosing a Peaceful Spot

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

Preparing for the Procedure

Our team will gently prepare the chosen area, ensuring a calm environment for the procedure.

The Final Moments

The Final Moments

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

Post-Procedure Care

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.

Euthanasia Services Pricing

The cost of an in-home pet euthanasia appointment depends on factors such as your location, your pet’s weight, and your choice of aftercare services. Visit our pricing page for more information and current offers.

Service Price Range
Service 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 weight and location
Private Cremation Pricing $289 - $959, depending on pet weight and location
*One travel fee is charged per home visit, regardless of the number of pets in the household

Why BetterVet?

Our mobile veterinarians examine pets in their favorite spot - a comfy couch, a cozy pet bed, or even your lap! See how we work to keep pets relaxed and happy at home.

What Our Clients Say

Review
Jessica Farrand
BetterVet San Francisco

Dr. Nicole Lee and her Staff were angels. This was the most compassionate service, and we hope others will use this for when it’s time for their pet to cross the rainbow bridge. We never want to say goodbye- but the grace of the in-home hospice service and end of the life care was beyond comforting. We cannot express in words how thankful we are. Highly recommend. Our doggie 16 yr + Blue Weimaraner. Rest in Play Nancy Drew.

Brigeda Hernandez
BetterVet Austin
My best friend had to put her cat down today. The "BetterVet veterinarian" could not have been sweeter. She talked us through everything and reassured us that it was the right thing to do, etc etc. It was a rough day for sure, but we were in good hands.
Kati McNicholas
BetterVet Chicago
We had to put our dog down and so glad I called BetterVet vet to come to our home and put our pup to sleep. They were so kind and compassionate. They made sure she was very comfortable, didn’t rush it, made it peaceful and sweet. They texted me when they’d be 30-40 minutes out. They did a paw print and clipping of hair at no extra cost. They were so sweet to her too.
Robbie Wolfe
BetterVet Eugene
Used their service for at home euthanasia for our poor broken dog and it was done with such care and grace. Thank you
James Ryan
BetterVet San Francisco
Bettervet was very professional and understanding. Losing Bunny, my 17 year cat and best friend, was without a doubt the saddest thing that has ever happened in my 61 years life. Bunny was always very anxious about leaving home for the vet and this service was the perfect solution as it enabled less stress on an already sick cat. "The BetterVet team" came to our apartment to treat Bunny during his illness. I just want to let you guys know how much I appreciate all that you did for us. God bless you and your kindness
Ellen Winters
BetterVet Orange County
I can't say enough about "the BetterVet staff". Taking a pet to the vet's is extremely stressful. It was time for one of my pets to go to Rainbow Bridge. Being at home with familiar surroundings made a very upsetting situation much easier to handle. "Our mobile vet" took her time; "the tech" was very comforting. Having a mobile vet in any community is an absolute must! Thank you, "BetterVet".
scott grunow
BetterVet Chicago
Compassionate and knowledgeable care as we made the decision for end of life care for Sweetie.
Troy Koren
BetterVet Chicago
"The BetterVet team" were excellent. It's always hard having to say goodbye to a beloved pet, but they did an amazing job making the experience as peaceful as possible for our family. They came to our home within a few hours of us calling and handled everything professionally and very supportive of our family's loss. I would highly recommend them to everyone. Thanks again!
Angie Zheng
BetterVet Chicago
We said goodbye to our first dog today, which was not easy. I'm convinced "BetterVet's veterinarians" were born to do what they do as a profession. They show empathy, patience, and understanding. They communicated every detail, and were so patient with our dog. I am incredibly thankful for their services and that there are people like them around to care for and love our special family members!
Deuce Richard
BetterVet Palm Beach
"The BetterVet staff" are beyond phenomenal. I unfortunately had two of my girlfriends kittens pass away. "BetterVet and the staff" were more than great and sympathetic. They disposed of their remains and even went the extra mile to send a heart warming card a few days later. A++++++ service
Linda Casto
BetterVet Chicago
Beautiful, peaceful closure to my baby boys life right in his own living room. Very caring and compassionate. Extremely pleased and blessed

In-Home Pet Euthanasia Service Breakdown

Learn more about the range of services and support provided by BetterVet before, during, and after an in-home euthanasia appointment.

Initial Consultation

Before beginning the procedure, our veterinarian and their assistant will spend time discussing your wishes, expectations, and any concerns, ensuring we tailor the experience to your needs.

Sedation and Injections

This includes both the calming sedative and the final euthanasia injection. Within 5-15 minutes, they'll ease into a relaxed state.

Aftercare Services

We partner with compassionate facilities to handle cremation services for your pet. If you would like our help with aftercare, our team may take your pet with them at the end of your appointment, or a representative from the aftercare facility may pick up your pet.

Pet Loss and Grief Support

BetterVet families can access the 24/7 Pet Compassion Careline. Call 1-855-245-8214 to be connected to an experienced PhD or Master's-level grief counselor - services  are available in English, Spanish, and French.

* On rare occasions, if your pet is larger than 40 pounds, you may have up to 2 hours of additional time to spend with your beloved pet after the procedure, until a crematorium representative arrives for transport.

Quality-of-Life Assessment for Dogs and Cats

Gain a better understanding of your pet’s quality of life with our helpful tool.
Quality-of-Life Assessment for Dogs and Cats

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.

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