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Euthanasia Means “Good Death”

Why Choose In-Home Euthanasia for My Pet?

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What to expect

Once you’ve decided that it’s time to finally say goodbye to your pet, our veterinarian will help walk you through the process so that you know what to expect.

In Home Euthanasia means that they get to spend their final moments relaxed in their home surrounded by loved ones.

Arrival

Our doctor will meet your cat or dog and talk with you about the procedure. At this point, we’ll answer any questions you may have. Some people prefer to know as much as they can about the process, while others do better with less information. We suggest having your little companion on their favorite spot in a well-loved room. This helps ease their anxiety and provides a warm and comforting environment for their passing.

Sedation

We don’t want your pet to be in any discomfort or feel any stress during the process. The doctor will give a sedative to your pet that will put him or her into a comfortable rest before proceeding.

Euthanasia

After your pet is sedated, and you are ready, the doctor will administer the euthanasia solution. They’ll listen to your dog or cat’s heart and will let you know when he or she has passed. This is a peaceful, painless process for your pet.

  • How do I book an appointment?
    Our office hours are 9am - 6pm, Monday - Saturday. However, we may be able to accommodate pre-scheduled evening and weekend appointments. After hours fees apply to appointments scheduled outside our regular business hours. You may book an appointment by calling or texting us at 907-268-6799, emailing us at info@fireweedvet.com, or requesting an appointment online through our in home euthanasia request form. We will then set up an appointment time at your home.
  • How far in advanced do I need to make an appointment?
    We know there is not always much advanced warning when you need us. We do our best to accommodate same-day and next-day requests. We also have evening and weekend availability. That said, we find that usually clients and their pets have a better experience when there can be some planning ahead so that everyone in the family can be there and the process can take place in a slow, patient, and calm manner.
  • What should I do in the event of an emergency?
    If your pet is in need of emergency services, please call and go to your family veterinary clinic or nearest emergency veterinary clinic immediately. Pet Emergency Treatment - 907-274-5636 Midnight Sun Animal Hospital - 907-562-8384 Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center - 907-745-8437
  • What types of animals do you see?
    We provide compassionate End-of-Life care to small companion animals such as dogs and cats and small mammals* such as rabbits and Guinea pigs. Call us to inquire about other household pets. *We do not see birds or reptiles
  • What areas do you serve?
    We provide service to Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, and Wasilla. If you live outside our service area, please contact us to see if arrangements can be made to help you and your beloved pet.
  • Do you provide house-calls for vaccines or ear infections etc.?
    Our service is exclusively focused on End-of-Life care. If you require other preventive care, testing, hospitalization, or surgery please contact your family or local veterinarian.
  • When and how do I pay for an appointment?
    Payment is due at the time in-home services are provided. Alternatively, pre-payment can also be arranged. We accept cash, e-transfer, and credit.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    We know that things can change with your pet on a moment-to-moment basis. We have a generous cancellation policy and understand that sometimes pets can rally, and you need more time. We never want you to feel pressured into doing anything you are not comfortable with. There is no cancellation fee if you cancel more than two hours prior to your appointment. Repeat cancellations and appointments cancelled within two hours may be subject to a fee.
  • Does my pet insurance cover this?
    Most pet insurance companies cover euthanasia, and some cover the cost of cremation and travel. Please contact your pet insurance company for specific details.
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