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Pet euthanasia at home in London

The end of life is always a difficult time for you and your pet.

When medicine and surgery can no longer relieve your pet, euthanasia sometimes becomes the best option for putting an end to its pain and distress.

Our emergency vets are increasingly called upon to provide medicalised end-of-life care directly in the owner's home. Our teams can provide you with all the information you need at 033 0027 0670

  1. When should you consider euthanising your pet ?
  2. Why choose euthanasia at home ?
  3. How is euthanasia carried out at home ?
  4. How much does it cost to euthanise your pet at home ?
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When should you consider euthanising your pet ?

Having your pet euthanised is a very difficult and guilt-ridden decision to make.

Your vet is always there to help you through the end of your pet's life.

Although each case is unique, here are a few criteria to help you decide whether a medical end of life is a real option for your pet:

  1. Your pet is still in pain, despite painkillers
  2. Your pet is no longer able to move around and provide for its own vital needs.
  3. Your pet can no longer feed itself
  4. Your pet is unconscious, in a coma, with no therapeutic solution
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Why choose euthanasia at home ?

The decision to euthanise can be made following a chronic illness in its final stages, or suddenly following a critical accident.

Whatever the cause, having your pet medically terminated at home can save you a lot of discomfort:

  1. Your pet will be examined and cared for at home, in a reassuring environment, surrounded by its family.
  2. Your pet will avoid the potentially stressful trip to the veterinary clinic, and the wait in the company of other animals.
  3. You can take the time you need, without rushing.
  4. The vet who comes to your home is specially trained to deal with these difficult moments.
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How is euthanasia carried out at home ?

When the home vet comes to euthanise your pet, priority is given to its comfort and yours.

Thanks to a complete range of equipment, we systematically follow these steps:

  1. Your pet is examined right where it is, with as little disturbance as possible.
  2. Your animal is anaesthetised intravenously or intramuscularly to induce unconsciousness.
  3. When your pet is no longer conscious and the whole family is ready, the vet injects the lethal injection into the vein.
  4. Cardiorespiratory functions stop very quickly after the injection, in a calm and gentle manner.
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How much does it cost to euthanise your pet at home ?

Although financial considerations are not a priority at this difficult time, we would like to give you an idea of the approximate cost of euthanasia at home:

  1. Emergency consultation: £129
  2. Travel within London: from £49
  3. Anaesthetic and lethal injection: from £113

In total, having your pet euthanised at home costs between £295 and £410, depending on the size of your pet and your location in London.

If you wish, our vet can take charge of your pet's body and entrust it to a high-quality cremation service.