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Pet Euthanasia/Pet Loss

In-Home Pet Euthanasia

Bay Rivers Veterinary Service is dedicated to providing peaceful and pain-free cat and dog euthanasia in the privacy of your home. Euthanasia is the most difficult decisions an owner will face for their pets. If the quality of your pet’s life has diminished so that you are experiencing more bad days than good, then it may be time to consider easing your pet’s suffering.

About The Process:

The euthanasia housecall begins with basic paperwork. You can download the paperwork by clicking HERE if you want to fill it out in advance. The actual euthanasia procedure can be performed wherever you and your pet are most comfortable. Initially, a sedation injection is administered. This is done to prevent pain and ease your pet’s transition. Once they are sedated, an intravenous injection of a barbiturate euthanasia solution is administered that will provide a painless passing.

After The Procedure

You may bury your pet or we can take your pet’s body once everyone has said their goodbyes. Aftercare is available in the form of private or public cremation. Private cremation provides ashes in an urn that is returned to you by the crematory, Sweet Dreams. The ashes are guaranteed to be from your pet alone and are returned within two weeks. Public cremation means that your pet is cremated with others and their ashes are not returned to you.

What It Costs

The in-home euthanasia fee is $250.00. The housecall visit is $50.00 to most areas. The aftercare cremation costs are additional and dependent on patient weight. The public cremation price is less expensive than the private cremation option. Please call 804-938-VETS (8387) or e-mail us for more information. We will try to accommodate pet owners that do not reside in our practice area for an extra travel fee.

Please Note: BRVS performs euthanasia only on pets who have an unmanageable disease or those with little quality of life remaining. We reserve the right to refuse euthanasia if we feel it is being chosen as a convenience option. We will not euthanize a patient with a manageable or treatable disease. If we determine that it is not time to euthanize your pet, a house call fee and quality of life examination charge will be assessed.

Click here to download the Bay Rivers pet euthanasia form.