Cat Euthanasia at Home

Compassionate End-of-Life Care

When it comes to putting your cat to sleep, our in-home cat euthanasia service offers a caring and compassionate option for cat owners. Euthanasia for cats is a humane process that allows us to peacefully end your beloved pet’s suffering when there are no other options.

We understand that making the decision to say goodbye to your cat can be incredibly difficult and we aim to ease the sadness of parting by providing you with a respectful and personal service. That’s why we offer the option of a cat euthanasia at home, providing a gentle and dignified end-of-life experience for your feline friend in the privacy and familiar surroundings of your own home. This also avoids the stress that cats often suffer of being placed in a carrier, travelling in the car, and then visiting the veterinary clinic.

We recognize that one concern you might have is how much it will cost to euthanase a cat. Rest assured, we are transparent about pricing, providing clear information on the cost of euthanasia for cats of all shapes and sizes, as well as the various aftercare options available. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have because your pet’s well-being is our top priority.

What to Expect During the Home Visit to Put A Cat To Sleep

When our vet arrives, they will carefully and simply explain the entire process to everyone present and then ask for your consent by signing a required “Euthanasia Consent Form.” You, and anyone present, will have the choice to be present throughout the procedure or leave at any time as you feel comfortable.

The procedure typically starts with a sedative injection given just under your cat’s skin, usually in the neck area. While this injection may cause a momentary sting, it allows your cat to gradually relax, easing any pain or anxiety, and entering a peaceful sleep within 5 to 15 minutes.

For cats, accessing a vein is sometimes necessary, requiring the insertion of an injection catheter, securely taped in place. When you’re ready, an overdose of an anaesthetic is administered, causing your cat to fall into a deep, painless sleep. As the injection is given breathing and heart rate will gradually slow and eventually cease. This transition can occur quickly or take a few minutes. You may choose to hold your cat during this process.

Afterward, you will have time for a final private farewell with your pet. If you’ve opted for cremation, our vet will respectfully take your cat away.

As a courtesy, we will inform your regular veterinary practice of your pet’s passing to ensure seamless record-keeping and ease your burden during your time of grief.

Aftercare Options

Home Burial – this is where you make your own arrangements to bury your cat at home usually in your garden. Please take care to follow burial guidelines which can be found here.

Individual Cremation – this is where your cat is cremated individually, and the ashes are returned to you.

You can choose from our tasteful range of caskets, urns, scatter tube, and keepsakes for a lasting memory of your beloved companion. We are here for you should you wish to discuss any options available for your cat’s cremation. Typically we receive the ashes in 7-14 days’ time, and we can arrange for you to collect them at a convenient location or be delivered to you.

Communal Cremation – this is where your cat is cremated with others, and you will not have any ashes returned.