During our initial phone consultation, we will describe the process of the home pet euthanasia appointment from start to finish, so that there are no surprises when we arrive. We will discuss the aftercare of the body, decide who will be present for the appointment, and decide if you would like a clay paw print to remember your friend by.
The euthanasia appointment includes:
- A calming sedative to help ease discomfort and reduce any anxiety associated with the appointment. This is the most important appointment of your furry family member’s life and we want to make sure fear and pain is kept to a minimum.
- Placement of a catheter in the vein to ensure that the medication is being delivered correctly. The euthanasia solution can cause discomfort if it comes out of the vein and this precaution is an extra step to ensure pain is avoided.
- (The above two steps follow the Guidelines for Euthanasia that the American Veterinary Medical Association published in May of 2013.)
- Grief support before, during and after your appointment via telephone. We have a lending library of grievance books available for your use. If you are interested in the book list, let us know so that we can email it to you. Should you decide to borrow one, we will come back by the house to pick it up at an arranged date.
- A phone call to your regular veterinarian informing them that your pet has passed to ensure that you do not receive reminders for vaccines or other services in the mail.
Prices start at $250 plus tax.
We strive to tailor this appointment to your needs. We know how difficult this time is, and we want you to know that we are here for you. Please let us know if you have any requests, and we will do our best to accommodate them.
We serve the following areas: Albuquerque, Edgewood, Tijeras, Sandia Park, Rio Rancho, Placitas and Corrales.