By Dr Bethany Hsia, Co-founder of CodaPet
The cost of at-home dog euthanasia can vary greatly depending on the services provided and the geographic location. Generally, the cost of at-home euthanasia ranges from $150 to $400, with an average cost of around $250. This cost typically includes the veterinarian’s visit and euthanasia drugs. Additional services such as disposal of the remains, cremation, or burial may increase the total cost.
Oftentimes, veterinarians may charge a flat fee for at-home euthanasia services. This fee, $150 to $400, may include all necessary medications and supplies, as well as transportation costs for the veterinarian to travel to your home. The additional services such as cremation or return of ashes may increase total costs. Aftercare can range from $75 to $300 depending on the services provided, type of cremation, and memorabilia.
In other cases, veterinarians may charge an hourly rate for at-home euthanasia services. This rate will also include the necessary medications and supplies, as well as transportation costs for the veterinarian to travel to your home. The cost of this type of service can range from $150 to $400 per hour but depends on the geographic location and services provided.
In addition to these fees, there may be additional costs associated with at-home dog euthanasia such as pet cremation fees and memorabilia. Pet cremation fees vary depending on the size and weight of your pet. To get an accurate estimate of these costs, either contact a local pet crematorium or contact other at-home euthanasia service veterinarians.
Overall, the cost of at-home dog euthanasia can vary greatly depending on the services provided, geographic location, weight of the dog, and transportation distance. Generally speaking, however, most people can expect to pay between $150 and $400 for at-home dog euthanasia services and an extra $75-300 depending on the aftercare selected.