Dogs bring a lot of joy to life with their ready affection and eagerness to have fun. Therefore, when a companion canine reaches the end of its life span or has a chronic illness, it can naturally be emotionally difficult to say goodbye. While many dogs live full lives and pass away peacefully on their own, there are situations when dog euthanasia is the most humane choice.
A long time ago, euthanasia could only be performed in a veterinarian's office. However, today, the veterinarian can come to your home to provide in-home dog euthanasia. As valuable as in-home euthanasia services can be, there are quite a few myths associated with the service.
Myth: In-home euthanasia is extremely expensive.
The cost of in-home euthanasia is comparable to the cost of having a pet euthanized in the veterinarian's office. Many vets offer this mobile service today, which has brought the price down considerably. However, in-home euthanasia is also cost-effective for the vet practice because they are not using their own facilities to provide treatment. Therefore, most dog owners find that opting for the service at home does not make a substantial difference in the cost.
Myth: You can only opt for euthanasia in your home if your pet can't travel.
Dog owners opt to have their dogs euthanized at home for quite a few reasons. Yes, there are situations when it is not logical for a dog to travel. For example, if a dog is extremely sick and a very large breed, the process of getting them into a vehicle and to the vet's office can be difficult. However, many owners choose to have the treatment done at home simply because this is where their pet is the most comfortable or because they can go through the experience in privacy.
Myth: You have to take care of the burial with in-home dog euthanasia.
In-home dog euthanasia usually comes along with optional cremation services if you are interested. You can choose to handle the burial on your own if you want to simply bury your pet on your property. However, many pet owners allow the vet service to take the deceased animal to the cremation center and retrieve the cremains later for either burial or keeping. Be sure to ask which options the vet offers when you call to questions about dog euthanasia services at home. There can be different options according to the provider.
For more information about dog euthanasia, contact a local provider.