Home Euthanasia

Many owners who take their pets to a clinic for routine care often want euthanasia at home, and rightfully so! Home euthanasia is much less stressful for the entire family, both human and animal. Nothing beats having this performed in his favorite bed, or under her favorite tree, or on his favorite recliner.

paw prints after pet home euthanasia

Example of paw prints on cardstock

The procedure itself is rather peaceful, and we are happy to discuss it in detail when arranging the appointment. (We always sedate the pet first with a little shot under the skin, which makes the process go smoothly.) I highly recommend this short article discussing some things people might not know about euthanasia here.

We offer a few different options for the care of remains. Many owners choose to have their pet individually cremated and have the ashes returned to them in a certain container (some options are here), while others would prefer cremation, but to not have the ashes back. We work with two very reputable cremation services, Animal Care Service and Kurrus Pet Services, that can accommodate most any request.

Other options exist as well, which can be discussed. Most often, we take the pet with us after the euthanasia is complete and arrange the cremation. We always make paw prints on paper cardstock as a keepsake, and promptly mail them to the family. Ashes may be picked up from our Belleville clinic, usually in 1-2 weeks. (We call you as soon as they arrive!).

Our area served for home euthanasia is wider than our house call area. We currently provide in-home euthanasia appointments in Belleville, Swansea, Fairview Heights, Shiloh, O’Fallon, Smithton, Millstadt, Columbia, Waterloo, Dupo, Hecker, Freeburg, Mascoutah, Collinsville, Troy, Lebanon, St. Jacob, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Maryville, Glen Carbon, WoodRiver, Alton.

We are happy to answer any questions, discuss availability, or provide specific pricing! Simply call or text us at 618-327-0417 or you can email us at MetroEastHomeVet@gmail.com