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Home Pet Euthanasia – The Most Humane Option For Your Pet


As a house call veterinarian for 26 years, I have provided home pet euthanasia for hundreds of clients and their pets.  I face these decisions on a weekly, and sometimes daily basis and I endeavor to counsel my clients through this very emotional and gut wrenching decision making process.  Because I have adopted various cats and dogs throughout my practice career, I am not immune to eventually having to face this decision on a very personal level.  That is where I find myself today with my faithful and dear companion, Bogie cat.  I will share my own personal experiences to hopefully guide you through this process when you are faced with it.  When the time does come for Bogie, home pet euthanasia will be the natural choice for me.

Home Pet Euthanasia – When is the appropriate time?

Home pet euthanasia is an option that most people have never thought about.  Determining the appropriate time is probably the most often asked question I get over the phone or in emails from my clients regarding euthanasia.  In some cases, it is more straightforward than others.   Continue…

Pet House Calls – At Home Pet Doctor blog

The Ultimate Convenience-Advantages of Pet House Calls

multi-pet households are well served by pet house calls!

The day has come for your annual visit to the veterinary clinic across town for your multi-pet household.  You wake up to two inches of fresh snow on the ground.    Your four year old daughter is in her bedroom complaining of a sore throat.  Your cat is nowhere to be found and your dogs are soaking wet, your spouse having put them outside two hours before.  You dread having to put your cat in his carrier and you have no idea where the carrier even is.  You remember the last time you took Molly, your Golden Retriever to the vet she tore the car leather seat with her long toenails and left hair on the carpet which despite cleaning is still embedded in the fabric one year later.  Frustrated, you take out your smart phone and google Pet House Calls. Continue…