The Advantages and Comfort of Home
It can be comforting for both you and your pet to be at home during this difficult time. Your pet will be more relaxed and comfortable in a familiar and secure place – in his bed or under her favorite tree. The home setting also allows a more personal experience for the whole family, and gives everyone a chance to say goodbye. Other advantages include:
- Children: The loss of a pet can be particularly difficult for children to understand. At home, children feel secure and are free to express their emotions openly.
- Surviving Animals: At-home euthanasia also helps your surviving companion animals understand what has happened, and will help them grieve.
- Fear Free: Proponents of the Fear Free veterinary and pet services philosophy, such as Dr. Marty Becker, advocate home euthanasia as being the best option that aligns with the Fear Free movement.
- At-home euthanasia is the best gift you can ever give your pet, where they can pass on surrounded by your love and the comfort of their home environment.