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In-Home Pet Euthanasia

Saying goodbye is hard.

Looking for answers

The decision to euthanize a beloved pet is often one of the most difficult ones an owner can face. When a pet can no longer be kept comfortable, or their quality of life has significantly declined, euthanasia is truly one of the kindest options. Our team helps owners in the decision-making process by offering the knowledge and resources that will guide the family in making the best decisions on behalf of their pet.

We are here to help.

How do I know when it is time?

One of the most frequent statements we hear from clients is that they do not want their pet to suffer or be in pain. Suffering may take many different forms: physical pain, immobility, respiratory distress, or uncontrolled anxiety. What constitutes “suffering” for one pet, may perhaps be a manageable condition for another.

In-Home End of Life Care for Pets | Pet Loss Services | Pet Acupuncture | Pet Laser Therapy | Seattle Area
In-Home End of Life Care for Pets | Pet Loss Services | Pet Acupuncture | Pet Laser Therapy | Seattle Area

Understanding your pet's Quality of Life

We all want to know how to understand our pet's quality of life. Could it be better? Is my pet suffering? Is my pet uncomfortable or scared? Dr. Sara and her team have specialized training to provide the tools to best determine your pet's quality of life. Knowing what path to take can be stressful.

A quality of life discussion can help you make the kindest choice for your pet, whether it be time to say goodbye, or if additional hospice or palliative care may provide them with increased comfort for whatever time they have left. If you choose to pursue further comfort care with our team, an additional appointment may be needed to sufficiently address your concerns regarding our end-of-life care for pets.

Please click on the following links for more information to help guide you through this difficult time:

The Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center: How Do I Know When It's Time?

Pawspice: Quality of Life Scale

 

"All that we love deeply becomes a part of us"

Helen Keller

Client Testimonials

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Our recent passing of our sweet Tana (Santana Carmelo Connolly) dog has us saddened and terribly heartbroken. The decision to put him down was difficult, but, he was very ill, not eating, could no longer stand on his own and very thin. Read More

We wanted peace for him. Compassion 4 Paws, from first call and speaking with Kelly, to a private home visit, enabled us to let Tana lay in his bed, hold his paws and say goodbye and have beautiful closure. Dr. Kelli’s empathetic nature was so reassuring and we knew our boy was in good care. Thank you..he’s running on a warm beach somewhere🐶♥️😌

Carrie C.

June 2021
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I am so impressed by Compassion 4 Paws and filled with gratitude for their service and guidance through a heartbreaking experience. They were timely to respond to emails and sensitive and thoughtful in all correspondence. Read More

They were efficient but it never felt transactional, the entire experience was filled with empathy and warmth and a deep understanding of the human experience of saying goodbye to a beloved pet (including a hand-written thank-you card afterward). They treated my family and our sweet kitty with gentleness and respect and gave us a beautiful, peaceful farewell. Thank you

Andrea Prudente

July 2020
In-Home End of Life Care for Pets | Pet Loss Services | Pet Acupuncture | Pet Laser Therapy | Seattle Area

Saying Goodbye

When you are ready, our doctor will give your pet an injectable anesthetic and pain medication, under the skin in the back of the neck area.  This will put them into a deep, peaceful sleep within approximately five to ten minutes.  During this time, the doctor will leave the room to allow your pet to fall asleep with only their loved ones present.

Then, once your pet is completely unaware of their surroundings, the doctor will administer the final injection to complete the euthanasia.  From your pet's perspective, they are just falling asleep, surrounded by the people they love.  It is a very peaceful passing.

In-Home End of Life Care for Pets | Pet Loss Services | Pet Acupuncture | Pet Laser Therapy | Seattle Area

What happens during an In-Home Pet Euthanasia appointment?

We offer our end-of-life care for pets in a peaceful and gentle manner. When the doctor first arrives at your home, they will spend a few minutes allowing your pet to get used to their presence.  During this time they will answer any questions you might have, and confirm your wishes for aftercare.

Our goal is to ensure you and your pet are as comfortable as possible during this most difficult time.

In-Home End of Life Care for Pets | Pet Loss Services | Pet Acupuncture | Pet Laser Therapy | Seattle Area

Aftercare

Following the passing of your beloved pet, there are multiple options for caring for them. Please choose the link below to learn more.

Schedule an In-Home Pet Euthanasia Appointment

Approximately 60 minutes

  • Brief discussion if you wish, and reassurance that euthanasia is the kindest choice*
  • Discussion of the in-home pet euthanasia process, and what to expect from our end-of-life care for pets
  • Medications needed to provide peaceful sedation and passing
  • Review of aftercare options, and arrangements for aftercare as requested

* If, after a brief discussion with the veterinarian, you decide to pursue continued hospice/palliative care, another visit may be needed to allow sufficient time to adequately enter your pet into our hospice care program.

Service Area

Our service area extends North to some parts of Marysville and South to Tukwila.  We also service the Eastside including Redmond, Woodinville, and Bellevue.  Please review our service area map for details.  Unfortunately, we are not traveling to West Seattle at this time.

*Rates and services will vary based on availability and location within our service area.  Please call for more information*