Hospice & Home Euthanasia

Why should I choose hospice care? How does it work? What are some benefits of in-home cat/ dog euthanasia? If I decide to let my pet go, what will it be like?

There was a time when a diagnosis of a terminal illness was followed by euthanasia during the same office call. This tragic news left very few options for owners and their pets. Palliative care often involved sending home ineffective medications to lessen the extent of discomfort but was not enough to give the patient an adequate quality of life.

How Hospice Care Works & How It Helps Your Pet

Dog euthanasia in CantonJust as in human medicine, advances have enabled the hospice care veterinarian to provide services in the home environment. These services include pain and symptom management, nutritional counseling, hygiene training, end of life counseling and arrangements, bereavement counseling and at home pet euthanasia. This allows our pets to interact with all family members, remain in familiar surroundings, continue with their regular routine, and to be made comfortable during this end stage of life.

The key to maintaining this level of comfort is the quality of life (QOL) scale. This has been developed to assess and modify the level of care being provided. Although many scales are made to give the patient a numeric score, we know that our pets are so much more than a number. This is why there is no numeric scoring on the QOL scale. Each aspect must be assessed and discussed to ensure a peaceful transition through this stage in life.

How Long Will Hospice Care Last?

The time for home hospice care may range from as long as six months or just a few days. Many times, just a few changes in care can make significant improvements in comfort. As an addition to your pet’s health care team, a report will be sent to your referring veterinarian after each visit.

Benefits of In-Home Cat & Dog Euthanasia

When the time comes, the decision for home cat or dog euthanasia is the kindest care we can offer your pets during the end of their life. By choosing an at home service, we can eliminate the stress, anxiety and discomfort of travel for the family and your pet. They can be comforted and comfortable in a safe familiar environment, without the noise and smells of a veterinary clinic. I am willing to travel to many areas surrounding Farmington, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and more (Check the list at the bottom of this page to find out if your city is included in areas served).

What Should I Expect?

I will not be wearing a lab coat or scrubs when I arrive at your home. Instead, I will be dressed comfortably so that your pet will see me as another friend. Please choose a comfortable place for you and your pet. Friends and family are welcome to join you. You may wish to have your pet on a blanket as after passing, most pets will empty their bowel and bladder.Canton dog euthanasia
I will spend time with you
and your pet to make sure everyone is comfortable. When you are ready, I will give your pet a series of two or three injections. The first injection will be a combination of a tranquilizer and a narcotic to alleviate anxiety and pain. This will make your pet sleepy and they will look very comfortable. When both you and your pet are ready, a second injection of an anesthetic will be given. This will make your pet unaware of their surroundings as if they were having surgery. This is followed by an overdose of a barbiturate. This works by causing all body functions to shut down in a gentle peaceful manner. Most of the time, our pet’s eyes will not close after passing.

I will confirm that your pet has passed and then give you the time you need to spend with your pet. If we have made arrangements for cremation, I will caringly transport your pet to the crematorium. If your pet’s remains are to be returned, arrangements will be made to have them hand delivered.

Euthanasia Pricing


Size of Pet
Home Euthanasia
Group Cremations (Total with Euthanasia)
Private Cremations (Total with Euthanasia)
Up to 20 pounds:
$250
$80 ($330)
$300 ($550)
21 – 99 pounds:
$260
$110 ($370)
$310 ($570)
100 pounds & up:
$280
$120 ($400)
$310 ($590)

Financial Assistance

We understand that providing your pet the end-of-life care they need can be challenging sometimes when finances are a concern. This is why Comfort Care accepts CareCredit as a financing option when needed.

It takes just 5 minutes to complete an application online for CareCredit, and will allow you to break down your payment into monthly installments. You can apply online at: www.CareCredit.com.

We Offer Hospice & Home Pet Euthanasia Services in the Following Areas:

Allen Park
Ann Arbor
Auburn Hills
Belleville
Berkley
Birmingham
Bloomfield Hills
Brighton
Canton
Center Line
Clarkston
Clawson
Clinton Township
Commerce Township
Davisburg
Dearborn
Dearborn Heights
Detroit
Dexter
Drayton Plains
Eastpointe
Ecorse
Farmington
Fenton
Ferndale
Flat Rock

Franklin
Fraser
Garden City
Goodrich
Grosse Isle
Grosse Pointe
Hamburg
Hamtramck
Harper Woods
Hartland
Hazel Park
Highland
Highland Park
Holly
Howell
Huntington Woods
Inkster
Keego Harbor
Lakeland
Lake Orion
Lakeville
Leonard
Lincoln Park
Linden
Livonia
Macomb

Madison Heights
Melvindale
Milford
Mount Clemens
New Boston
New Hudson
Northville
Novi
Oakland
Oak Park
Ortonville
Oxford
Pinckney
Pleasant Ridge
Plymouth
Pontiac
Redford
River Rouge
Riverview
Rochester
Romeo
Romulus
Roseville
Royal Oak
Saint Clair Shores
Salem

Southgate
Southfield
South Lyon
Sterling Heights
Taylor
Trenton
Troy
Union Lake
Utica
Walled Lake
Warren
Washington
Waterford
Wayne
West Bloomfield
Westland
White Lake
Whitmore Lake
Whittaker
Willis
Wixom
Wyandotte
Ypsilanti

We Offer Hospice & Home Pet Euthanasia Services in the Following Zip Codes:

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