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Button put to sleep at home
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: Harry1025 in Orlando, FL.Posted: October 1st, 2015 11:10PM
Where performed: OrlandoAftercare:
18 year old Buttons was put to sleep at her home by her longtime vet, first by injection to cause her to go to sleep, then an injection to stop her heart. It was very peaceful and took only 15 minutes and gave relief to her and her 90 year old owner.
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Difficult but Necessary Process
Amount: $175.00
Posted by: Fozwort in Chadd's Ford, PA.Posted: September 3rd, 2015 12:09PM
Where performed: chadd's Ford PaAftercare: Cremation, ashes not returned
Our 60 pound rescue dog of unknown age was with us for 5 years, when his cataracts and dementia left him confused and unsafe in his own home and yard and congestive heart failure caused a near constant cough and robbed him of energy. There was a delay at the vet's and the waiting was very difficult. This is one appointment that should be on time! The sedative only toppled him but left him conscious. The injection in a leg seemed to cause pain, as 3 folks held him down. Fortunately it was over in seconds. Please make your vet wait for the sedative, giving more if needed so you pet is totally out, as I think the euthanasia drug can cause pain as it circulates. Cost included cremation at an associated business.
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Difficult Decision
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Gillian in Portland, OR.Posted: July 24th, 2015 11:07PM
Where performed: Portland , ORAftercare: --
my 22 y/o cat has been tough as nails, sweet as pie, lively & spry until two weeks ago, when she mostly stopped eating. After 3 visits with her vets they determined that although her early-stage kidney failure had worsened just a little, her real problem was a lot of benign liver cysts blocking function f, although they said the part of her liver that was unnaffected was actually pretty healthy. They said that with medication she might get better and live another year, or her liver might be fatally compromised, blocked permanently without surgery(which you just can't do on a 22-y/o 4.3-lb cat). So now she hasn't eaten in almost 2 weeks and is too weak to walk, but she still drinks water, purrs, doesn't seem to be in any pain, and just wants to lie on my chest and sleep. Unless she starts showing signs of pain, I am going to let her die naturally. Animals have chosen their time for 1000's of yrs and vets are a new business. If possible, I will leave it to her and Mother Nature. XOXO
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Amount: $0.00
Posted by: ROBERT DAKELMAN in BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ.Posted: July 23rd, 2015 04:07PM
Where performed: njAftercare: -
Your listed price of between $60-100 is in the stone ages. The going rate is $200+ and I cannot afford that. Animal control refused to help and this is a dog that was abandoned here, not mine, not my responsibility. She is elderly, some days I have to drag her because she cannot get up, eats little, incontinent, has caused over $1000 in damages. This is what I get for trying to do a good deed. Am I supposed to find a hunter to take her into the woods and shoot her? HELP!!!!!
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Amount: $200.00
Posted by: Leon Williams in malibu, CA.Posted: June 1st, 2015 05:06PM
Where performed: malibu vet clinicAftercare: none
they lied. they whisked him off and gave shot in another room, was gone before I got to comfort him. will regret that forever.
then vet , L, insisted I comfort HER , in my misery.. crazy..
they didnt treat him right either when he was alive.. no diagnosis, no treatment...
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Amount: $266.00
Posted by: monique piccus in el cajon ca, CA.Posted: May 25th, 2015 04:05AM
Where performed: VCA animal medical center in el cajon caAftercare:
I went in a few weeks before and had all the paper work done and paid for the procedure.That helped me not have to talk about it and they were very kind but it is still the hardest thing you will ever do also the kindest. My baby was in my arms and she was at peace. She was my best friend for 13yrs that was the least I could do for her.
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Hamster euthanasia
Amount: $86.00
Posted by: a user in Deland, FL.Posted: April 19th, 2015 01:04PM
Where performed: Florida vet hospitalAftercare: Home burial
You would think a hamster wouldn't cost so much. I wish we could have found a humane way to do it ourselves. Euthanasia was supposedly $45, but they tacked on an exam fee for an exam that never happened. I guess it's standard.
Awful experience. Small rodents can't be euthanized with you petting them as they go. They anesthetize them, then stab them on the heart with the needle.
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Cost of Euthanasia and Individual Cremation
Amount: $60.00
Posted by: DanielR in Surrey BC CAN, Other.Posted: April 5th, 2015 01:04PM
Where performed: City Life vet, Surrey, BCAftercare: $195 + tax
$60 for drug, 195 for private cremation, ashes returned in urn
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Amount: $300.00
Posted by: AK in London, OH.Posted: March 26th, 2015 07:03AM
Where performed: London, OhioAftercare:
I have a friend who's wife had a massive stroke. The husband couldn't take care of the 5 cats. He took them to a vet to see if he could find homes and he said he couldn't & would have to put them to sleep. He charged this man $300.00 EACH to put the cats to sleep! This article is quite enlightening.
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Euthanasia of toy poodle by family vet of 25 yrs
Amount: $5.00
Posted by: Momo's Mom in Bicknell, IN.Posted: January 15th, 2015 06:01AM
Where performed: Vets officeAftercare: None
I took her home ,bathed her, wrapped her in a baby shawl, buried her in the back yard and put one red rose on her grave. I couldn't speak her name for 6 months without crying. Now,20 yrs later, I still get a lump in my throat. Never let anyone tell you ''Oh, it's just a dog''
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In-office Dog Euthanasia
Amount: $337.00
Posted by: Marv Solomon in Morristown, NJ.Posted: December 20th, 2014 10:12AM
Where performed: Veterinary Center of Morris CountyAftercare: Simple Cremation
Lucy was a 15-year-old chow-retriever mix, 48 pounds. She had had at least one stroke and was very weak. I carried her into the vet's office and walked her into the room, where the vet had prepared a blanket on the floor. A staff member asked me about body disposal and payment, which shocked me, as we had used this vet for multiple dogs for over 18 years. I don't blame the staffer, who was merely executing a protocol that was abominable. Once the vet came in after what seemed like an interminable wait (probably only a few minutes), all was compassion and competence. He gently addressed Lucy as well as myself and told me what was about to happen. Then he sedated Lucy and allowed me some time with her as she got tired and lay down on the blanket. After a couple of minutes, the vet returned, petted Lucy, found a vein in her front paw, and injected the final dose. Within seconds, she was gone. The vet checked and re-checked her heart with a stethoscope. All is well.
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In vehicle euthanasia, private cremation, clay paw print
Amount: $202.00
Posted by: a user in Chanute, KS.Posted: December 16th, 2014 04:12PM
Where performed: Chanute, KSAftercare: We picked up ashes
My nearly 15 year old lab was 70 pounds. We just moved to this town so we did not have a vet yet. The vet agreed to euthanize our sweet dog in the back of our Jeep, as she laid on her favorite bed, as we did not want her to be distressed by going into a place she had never been before. The vet charged us $55 for the sedation and euthanasia. We drive her
body to another town for private cremation. That place charged us $147, which included a clay paw print and private cremation. We then went the next day to pick up her ashes. Hardest thing I have ever done, hand down. Also, I agree, it happens so fast. We thought she would gradulally drift off and we would have more time for our goodbyes, but it was all so
very fast. Driving her body to the crematorium was actually very comforting, as we had time to let it all sink in and then kiss her sweet face several more times before they took her body. Leaving her there was very difficult. Getting her ashes the next day was comforting.
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Home visit, euthanasia & communal cremation
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Mary K Swift in Las Vegas, NV.Posted: December 13th, 2014 03:12PM
Where performed: Las VegasAftercare: $185 Vet/$115 Pickup&Cremation(no ashes)
Our experience was very similar to Sharlene's in Anaheim. Our lab (70 lbs.) was almost 15. He was given a sedative (shot) first. We had the convertible couch bed open in the living room. We put him up on the bed, and we all petted and soothed him. The euthanasia is very quick. It was painless and he was surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. Vet and her very capable assistant were excellent. Gentleman who did the pickup was also excellent, very gentle and sympathetic.
He had a happy day, a car ride, a steak. I am so glad we had it done at home. Not that much more expensive and worth every penny.
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Exam, euthanaisa, cremation
Amount: $380.00
Posted by: Yellehsmarie in Northern Ontario, Other.Posted: December 13th, 2014 06:12AM
Where performed: Sudbury Ontario CanadaAftercare: None
Have an older dog (jack russle) that need to put down. Been calling around ti all the local vet, cheapest proces in our area include exam $100, euthanasia $105 and group cremation with no ashes $175
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Amount: $160.00
Posted by: Crisy in SAN MARCOS, CA.Posted: August 29th, 2014 12:08AM
Where performed: SAN MARCOS, CAAftercare: 28.00
Exam $48, Euthanasia of our Cat Grasshopper $84, Aftercare group cremation $28, total of $160. Location Southern California / San Diego County on 8/28/2014. Tried to take her to our Vet of 15 years and they could not see her for a week. Could not watch her suffer that long and that's if she made it that long. Had to go to a strange Vet, that sucked.
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Costs of Pet Euthanasia
Amount: $158.00
Posted by: [email protected] in spokane, WA.Posted: July 29th, 2014 01:07PM
Where performed: HomeAftercare:
At home visit with sedative and then the euthanasia. I buried my cat in the backyard. Prices seem to really vary depending on where you live.
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In-Office Euthanasia and Individual Cremation
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: a user in Harrisonburg, VA.Posted: July 12th, 2014 12:07AM
Where performed: Aftercare: Ashes returned in inexpensive container
It looks like I paid a low fee for these services. I opted to have my cat's ashes returned to me but did not purchase an urn, as I plan to spread the ashes.
My vet shaved the cat's rear leg but could not find a vein, so the time delay was a bit distressing, but he went to the other leg and was finally able to make the injection. Because of my cat's illness, her blood pressure was low and her veins were fragile. This wait was much better, however, than having to take her back home and watch her suffer for who knows how long.
My vet did the procedure with one injection. I stayed with my cat so she would feel loved to the very end. She took about three slightly panicked breaths, more likely from not knowing what was happening than from being in any pain. If you've ever had morphine, you know that it burns at first, followed by massive relief. She was gone in less than 10 seconds. I was given a few minutes alone with her afterward. Difficult but worth it.
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Pet Euthanasia
Amount: $125.00
Posted by: Sharlee Glenn in Anaheim, CA.Posted: May 15th, 2014 12:05PM
Where performed: Anaheim Animal Care & Pet HospitalAftercare: None
My dog was a 19 yr. old Lab/Chow and weighed @69lbs. They took care of the body once he was gone. They were very professional and sympathetic when it came time to do the deed. I decided to stay with my boy, which I didn't think I would be able to do. When they put him to sleep, before the plunger was all the way down, he was already gone. It happens so quick it isn't funny. I thought he was going to fade away and we could sit and pet him while he went. So it was quite a shock that he went so quick. I had never done this before either. All I can say is, if you are having trouble deciding if you can be there or not, I recommend that you stay through the whole thing. Yeah it's going to hurt, but once they are gone and out of all the misery they were in, it ends up being a relief. The way I see it is - he was always there for me, so I should be there for him. I wouldn't want to die alone or with a bunch of strangers, then neither would your pet. Don't worry, it's okay to cry.
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