Putting Your Pet To Sleep At Home

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More pet owners are skipping that last visit to the veterinarian office and opting for at home pet euthanasia.

Meet Dr. Blount, she's been a veterinarian for 20 years, and for the past three years she's offered at home vet care.

"It's so much less stressful for the patients. Animals of course are very upset normally by the car ride and then going into a strange place where they're not all that familiar," says Blount.

Blount says so far she's received positive feedback, especially from elderly and disabled people, who appreciate not having to leave their homes.

Blount says a lot of people have grieving issues and by being in the comfort of your own home it becomes an easier process.

"We talk with them before we put the pet to sleep and then my main thrust is to make it as kind and gentle as I possibly can," says Blount.

A lot of people consider their pets to be a part of the family and have a hard time letting go.

"You know their owner can say their goodbyes without it being a traumatic experience for everybody, says Blount"

Dr. Blount also offers all sorts of at home veterinarian care, like surgeries and wound care.

Some veterinarians even offer to bury your pet so that it's one less thing for you to worry about.

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