End of life care if never an easy process for pet parents. For folks that are not sure how to decide when the time has come that their pet is having more bad days than good days we offer in home consultation to assess quality of life. For pets with terminal disease we offer hospice care to help keep them comfortable as long as their owners feel they still have adequate quality of life.
We offer at home euthanasia to make the experience as stress free as possible for both the pet and the family that loves them. Every pet receives sedation and pain medication so they are very relaxed and pain free for the entire process. Once your pet is sleepy we then administer anesthesia so they are completely unaware when euthanasia is administered. We have developed this process so that we can ensure that your pet is peaceful, pain free and experiences no stress during the process. We offer at home euthanasia for dogs, cat and horses living in Fort Bragg, Spring Lake, Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Raeford, Dunn, Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Pinehurst, Cameron, Lillington, Sanford and surrounding area.
We ask that you have a thick, comfortable blanket for your pet to lay on. Our entire focus is making the experience as peaceful as possible for pets and their owners so we like to have the pet wherever they are most comfortable which sometimes means the backyard under a favorite tree, on the couch or another favorite resting area. If your pet is still eating, please have their favorite foods on hand so they can snack on them as they receive their sedation and become sleepy. If they are able to stand, please take them outside to urinate within an hour of the appointment time. Pets with a full bladder will often urinate when they become deeply relaxed from their sedation if they are not given the chance to eliminate prior. If your pet is unable to stand or it would be painful for them to do so, please have a thick towel under them so they can maintain their dignity and not soil themselves as they become deeply relaxed from the sedation and pain medication.
Following euthanasia, owners may elect to bury their pet at their home or elect for cremation service. For those that want to have their pet cremated we arrange this service and provide careful transportation to the crematorium. Pet owners will then be contacted by the crematorium when their pet’s remains are ready.
The cost for peaceful in home euthanasia is $195 plus home visit fee (based on distance from our home office). This includes sedation/pain medication so your pet is completely relaxed and not feeling any pain, IV catheter, IV anesthesia and peaceful euthanasia. Please text or email us your address so we can let you know the home visit fee for your area. 910-225-4838 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cremation cost includes transporting your pet from your home to the crematorium. Dr. Commerford will make all arrangements on your behalf so you do not need to worry about logistics in your time of grief.
We have partnered with Companah for gentle and environmentally- friendly body care after death. They utilize green cremation which is also sometimes referred to as biocremation or water cremation. A gentle water flow, alkalinity and warm water accelerate our ecosystem’s natural method of decomposition. This is a much gentler option than traditional cremation, mimics the natural process of decomposition, has zero emissions of harmful greenhouse gasses and leaves 1/10 of the carbon footprint of traditional flame-based cremation.
General cremation with no remains returned $99 for pets up to 100 lbs.
Private cremation with remains returned in an urn $199 for pets up to 100 lbs. Pet owners that select this option will have their companion cremated individually and elect to have remains are placed in an engraved wooden urn OR a biodegradeable urn with a Carolina Pine tree seedling. A unique identifier accompanies your beloved throughout the entire process and is checked several times throughout the process to confirm identity.
For pets over 100 lbs please contact us for cost.
Additional $95 for after hours, holiday or weekend appointments.