How To Euthanize Cat At Home: A Step-By-Step Guide

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Home euthanasia gives cat parents and cats the comfort of their own home, putting the cat down in a place where they shared years of wonderful memories.

Euthanasia is recommended for cats whose quality of life has become dramatically lowered due to a terminal and painful condition or illness

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Euthanasia is sometimes referred to as a good death and it is recommended only if there is no other option.

Humane euthanasia of an animal requires five basic elements...


1. Compassion

2. Knowledge

3. Technical skills developed through training and experience

4. Appropriate application of the most state-of-the-art drugs, equipment, and techniques available

5. Wisdom to know when euthanasia should, and should not, be performed

I think this makes it pretty clear that you should not perform at-home euthanasia by yourself. I highly suggest you do not do this and no veterinarian would endorse this approach.

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The Process Of Home Euthanasia: Step-By-Step


You find an at-home euthnasia service provider and inform yourself by scheduling an appointment to talk to them so they can walk you through the entire process.

Schedule the date and the time you want the veterinarian (DVM) to come.

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The veterinarian will arrive at your home at the agreed upon time and examine your pet.

Once the veterinarian determines the best plan, they will talk you through it and give you all the time that you need to ask any questions you might have.

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The veterinarian will give your cat two injections; your pet will pass away very quickly after the second injection is administered.

Based on your agreement with the home-euthanasia service provider, they can take care of your pet’s remains afterwards if required.