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In-Home Pet Euthanasia: A Peaceful and Respectful Farewell

At Vet At Your Door, our in-home pet euthanasia service is conducted by our very experienced veterinarians with the utmost compassion and respect, ensuring a peaceful and dignified goodbye for your beloved pet in their familiar surroundings.

Gentle and Caring Process

We approach this sensitive time with a process designed to ensure comfort and peace:

  • Initial Sedation: The process begins with an injection under their skin of a sedative. Some pets feel a very brief pinch, others seem not to notice at all. Then, during the next 10 minutes or so, you can be with your pet as they gently fall into a peaceful, pain-free sleep. 

  • Final Euthanasia Solution: Once your pet is fully sedated and asleep, we administer the euthanasia solution. This final step causes no pain or panic, as your pet is already in a deep and peaceful sleep. Their breathing and heart will gently stop. It’s not uncommon for pets to have a "final breath" or twitching in these moments, which are natural bodily reactions as they let go. They are not aware of this at all. 


Respect for Your Pet and Your Family
  • Unrushed and Respectful: We are not rushed in this process. The pace is set according to your needs and the comfort of your pet.

  • Your Presence and Participation: We understand the importance of your presence during this time. You can choose how much or how little you want to be involved during the process. Our goal is to support you and honor your wishes.

Aftercare Options

Following the euthanasia, we offer dignified aftercare options, including private cremation with the return of ashes. If you elect to cremate your pet but not have ashes returned to you, we will have your pet's ashes made into a memorial sphere that is put at the bottom of the ocean in an area that supports coral reef formation and marine life.  If you elect to bury your pet at home, we can advise you on local regulations. We also offer many specially designed memorial items that can help commemorate your pet. 

Compassionate Support Throughout

Our team is here to provide emotional support and guidance throughout this difficult time, from the initial call to the decision-making process to aftercare. We believe in offering not just a service, but a shoulder to lean on.

Euthanasia Hours

We offer euthanasia services during our normal business hours (9am-5pm Mondays, 8am-5pm Tuesdays-Fridays). We do also offer extended euthanasia hours of 5-7pm Mondays through Thursdays. The only way to get in touch with the on-call doctor in an emergent case is to fill out our online form and select "my pet is in immediate distress" when asked. If it is not urgent, we will get back to you when we next open, no matter the way that you contact us. 

Large Animal Euthanasia As Well

At Vet At Your Door, we understand the profound impact of saying goodbye to a beloved animal companion, regardless of their size or species. That's why we offer compassionate euthanasia services for all animals, whether they are large or small. Our commitment extends across our entire service area, including those towns we serve within Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, Kennebec, York, Franklin, and Somerset Counties. We are dedicated to providing a peaceful and humane end-of-life experience for your cherished animals, ensuring they are surrounded by love and comfort in their final moments.

Reach Out for Compassionate Assistance

If you’re considering in-home pet euthanasia or need support, please contact Vet At Your Door. We are here to provide compassionate, respectful care for your pet's final journey. Call us at (207) 536-8387, email, or use our online form for assistance.

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(207) 536-8387

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