In home euthanasia allows your pet to pass in a comfortable and familiar environment, rather than an unfamiliar clinic. It is a peaceful and pain-free process. Generally, Dr. Horsch can accommodate requests within 24-48 hours. A convenience fee may apply in some cases.
Dr. Horsch generally recommends allowing children to be present for the process if they want to be. Many kids are naturally curious and have lots of questions, which she is happy to answer. She is a firm believer that children deserve the truth regarding the passage of their pet. Some children don't want to be present, and that's okay too. The in home process gives you and your family the ability to process grief within a familiar environment as well.
Other pets may be present for the euthanasia, as long as they aren't disruptive to the peaceful process.
Please let us know ahead of time if you have any special requests. Dr. Horsch is happy to do a reading (religious or not), play music, or give you alone time after the euthanasia. She aims to make this the experience you want it to be, and knows that each person has a unique relationship with their pet.
Cremations are performed by Midwest Cremations, one of the oldest and most respected animal crematoriums in the area. More information on them, as well as non-standard urn options, can be found here.