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Mon, Nov 19 | By Matt Van Hoven | 1110

VIRGINIA - For weary pet owners, there's nothing worse than taking a loved pet to the vet one last time to be put down. After what can amount to months of doctor visits, pet owners say putting a pet to rest in a sterile examination roo… more ›

In Home Euthanasia
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Katie M.
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Katie M.
5 years ago

This sounds like it would be a lot easier on the pets.

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ArthurCurtis
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ArthurCurtis
5 years ago

When time and condition allows it, this would be the best place for the pet

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HUMANE SOCIETY O.
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HUMANE SOCIETY O.
5 years ago

If that must be done, doing it in their home environment must be less stressful on the animal and family.

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Heather B.
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Heather B.
5 years ago

It's the only way for my animals! Where they're comfortable.

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Michele C.
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Michele C.
5 years ago

If this could be properly times, at home would have to be much more comfortig for the animal. A friend of mine had this perfomred at her home last. year. Sometimes the Vets office is necessary depending on the pet's immediate condition

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Jeff K.
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Jeff K.
5 years ago

Our vet came to our house a few years ago to put our first girl asleep.

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natalie
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natalie
5 years ago

great service and i hope i can do such a thing at home for my pets

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Carauch
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Carauch
5 years ago

This is something I would be interested in when the sad time comes.

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Ethan W.
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Ethan W.
5 years ago

This is a great service to provide.

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BHOLTZ
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BHOLTZ
5 years ago

A good service to provide

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marc h.
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marc h.
5 years ago

Great idea

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

having helped perform in home euthanasias I can say it's a great idea as long as everyone is preoperly prepared for what will happen. It's very peaceful for the pets and the owners.

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Jessica T.
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Jessica T.
5 years ago

This is a great idea and would have really helped us a few years ago. Losing a pet is hard enough without all the added stress of being in a cold vet's office.

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Tammy37
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Tammy37
5 years ago

Euthanizing your best friend is a hard decision to make, I guess I didnt realize that this wasnot done all over, we live in a rural area and our vet has done this for years

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Heather H.
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Heather H.
5 years ago

It is always a difficult decision to make. I think this is a great service that makes it easier on the pet and the family.

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Cindi K.
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Cindi K.
5 years ago

In the times I have had to say farwell to my beloved pet, I wished I could have done it at home.

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Jodi S.
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Jodi S.
5 years ago

I know that many Austin vets will be willing to come to your home if you're close to the office. It's sometimes a lot easier and less stressful for a sick pet to be able to go to sleep at home and never wake up, especially for pets who are extremely fearful of vet visits.

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Liz M.
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Liz M.
5 years ago

I have had to put pets down both ways, I prefer at home over the vets office.

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Geoff L.
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Geoff L.
5 years ago

I think this is the ONLY option!

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Wanda & Veronica ;.
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Wanda & Veronica ;.
5 years ago

I think that this is a great option. I think that every one should have a choice in this kind of situation. I don't think that I could do it but then again I would want my pet at home & feel safe in a sense.

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Liane M.
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Liane M.
5 years ago

I woul d much rather do it this way at home than having to transport a sick pet. I would pay the extra money if necessary. I figure it's the last thing I will be doing for my pet. I would rather she be in the comfort of her own home during her last minutes.

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Dorothy H.
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Dorothy H.
5 years ago

Nice option, but having to put down 2 dogs already, I don't think I could do it in my home.

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George H.
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George H.
5 years ago

This is a really nice option. That last 30 mile drive to the vet with the whole family in tears was a killer. It would have been so nice to do this at home.

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

we have a local vet that does this but it costs an arm/leg.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

I have been on both sides of this sad situation and I can tell you it means the world to be able to hold your friend, at the home they are used to rather than taking them to the vet. I have felt blessed that we are able to work with our vets and they provide this type of care.

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Dstrykr
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Dstrykr
5 years ago

I can't tell you enough how emotionally draining it is to have to have one of my pets put down at the vets office, and to carry their bodies home and bury them. This would be a nice option for "non-emergency" cases such as when my cat had cancer.

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butter f.
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butter f.
5 years ago

My vet is willing to come out to my house.

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Tammy  K.
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Tammy K.
5 years ago

I had no idea this service was available until I came across this article. I live just outside of Virginia Beach and have an aging Rottie whos hips are starting to give out. Maybe it was meant to be that I stumbled across this article. Thank you ZooToo!

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Terry F.
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Terry F.
5 years ago

I think this is a great option for people.

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Geoff L.
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Geoff L.
5 years ago

I think it's an excellent option to offer clients...it would be my choice in a heartbeat.

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Chitown
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Chitown
5 years ago

It isn't for everybody, but I think this is a compassionate option offered by this veterinarian. It harkens back to the days physicians made house calls.

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Dorothy H.
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Dorothy H.
5 years ago

This is something that is not for everybody to do. I don't think I could handle it. I did stay with one of my dogs when he had to be put dwn and am no sorry I did. But the memories of this in my own home are somethin I don't feel I could handle.

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Carol L.
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Carol L.
5 years ago

WE don't have those services here but i wish we did, when we had out 15 year old Siamese put to sleep, John and I were in there with her and I help her the entire time. Even before the procedure they let us have as much time with her as we wanted to say our goodbyes. It was still horrible difficult but I am happy were with her in the end.
She was a little afraid and it would have been nice to have had her stay at home and not be stressed..

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Ro V.
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Ro V.
5 years ago

I am all for this. It certainly is tough. A friend of mine was fortunate enough to have her vet come to her home and it certainly made their lives easier - - as easy as it could ever be.

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Susan
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Susan
5 years ago

The Mobile Vet in Queens also provides this service. Many years ago my parents used it when they had to put their dog, Chubbie, down. They didn't want to stress her out any more than was necessary. She was able to take her last breath in her own home. It was comforting to everyone.

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Andy K.
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Andy K.
5 years ago

This is a great service Dr Wood is providing. Driving to the vet, maybe alone in the car with the critter, is such an awful feeling. I drove my mother and Max, our first dog, to the vet when he had to be euthanized. The trip - all 2 miles of it - were 2 of the longest miles I ever had to drive.

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Michelle H.
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Michelle H.
5 years ago

We have a vet here at the Copake Veterinary Clinic that will do this in your home. He even helped a friend of mine bury her puppy who had a terrible ending to a surgery. I think it is so much more caring to have your pet (furry children) die more peacefully at home with the extra help when called for. Such a sad topic but I'm glad there are vets who will be more sympathetic.

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jedder k.
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jedder k.
5 years ago

Their are many vets who do this. Just ask yours. Yrs ago my vet met me at the office on a Sun Eve to send my lab Squirt on his next journey.

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Debby
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Debby
5 years ago

I am sure if this was readily available.. more people would take advantage of it.. a more peaceful setting for a depressing event

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Nichole B.
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Nichole B.
5 years ago

this is wonderful...they should have this is all states...i know from experience that it is very uncomfortable and makes it even more painful to wait at the vets...it would be easier for people to know that their pet spent their last minutes at home with the ones that love them and they love back...

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Sarah  W.
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Sarah W.
5 years ago

I this is great, I think it is hard personally to sit in a exam room and wait for the vet to come into to end your pet's life! This is a much easier option for the owners and the pets.

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Meg S.
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Meg S.
5 years ago

This is a wonderful and needed service that should be available everywhere. It is much easier on the pet and the owner. It makes a difficult event more bearable but unfortunately will never remove the pain of the loss.

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Bob R.
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Bob R.
6 years ago

We are close to a time when we will , most likely, find it necessary to have one of our dogs euthanised. Although this service does not appeal to everyone, I feel it would reduce stress for us,(our dog most of all), if we had this done in our home. Looking at the spot where it was done, every day, might make us feel sad, however it might also help remind us of all the good times we had with our beloved pet . No matter where this service is provided, there will always be a period of grieving that we must go though. And, there will always be something in our home to remind us of our lost pet, (even if it's just a single dog hair).

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Jackie F.
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Jackie F.
6 years ago

A wonderful service for a pet. Most areas have mobile vets in the telephone books or listed on line. It creates so much less stress for the animal and keeps with the true meaning of "euthanasia". The vet needs to obtain a special permit to travel with the euthanasia drug which may account for the more costly fee.

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Joan R.
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Joan R.
6 years ago

I wish there were more vets who were willing to do home euthanasia. It's comparable to hospice care for terminally ill humans. If we can allow people to pass in the comfort of their own homes surrounded by their loved ones, why can't we do the same thing for our beloved pets?

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Katiemissy
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Katiemissy
6 years ago

It is a comfort to have your pet at home with no unfamiliar changes for them. good service and good vet.

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Gina Z.
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Gina Z.
6 years ago

I did here of in home euthanasia. My friends husband will come to your house for that. I think that is a great thing. That last trip is dreaded by every animal lover out there.

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Nikki
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Nikki
6 years ago

God Bless this man. My vet offered this for my Shag... I told her I could never make an appt for his death and sit in a waiting room until it was time. She said, when the time comes, I will come to your house if you'd like.
Soon after, she went off on her own and opened her own In Home Vet care practice. She came to the house when it was time to say good-bye to Shag. She came within hours and I was able to spend every last second with him alone until she arrived. No sitting at the vet trying to control my fears & sadness, No loading him up to take him to the office. I think it would have been a million times harder if she hadn't come to the house.
While I couldn't stay in the room, he was sent to sleep in his 2nd favorite spot (since his first was my lap) which was right in front of the fireplace, laying by the fire. This made me feel better. He deserved this. He didn't deserve the added stress of the trip to the vet office. He was worth more than that. He deserved the comfort of his home.
And I can never thank my wonderful Dr. Melling for what she has done for me.

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Carol L.
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Carol L.
6 years ago

This would be a good option, I have had to have a few pets put down due to horrible illnesses and it is not an easy choice. It is horrible to go through that experience and then have to leave your pet there and walk out through the office and drive yourself home, it is such a horrible emotional thing for the human to go through. I would like the option of having this done in our home where the pet has lived and been happy, to have his family and belongings with them. I think it would be better for the pet and the owner

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Patricia  C.
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Patricia C.
6 years ago

I have never had to euthanize a pet, but have lost many through accidents and death and it is very hard to lose a pet, whatever the reason. God bless all of you who experience the loss of a beloved pet.

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