Dr. Zenon Knasiak offers veterinary house Calls in Seattle, Renton,
Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, Newcastle, Kent, Auburn, Burien and Tukwila
Compassionate Home Euthanasia for Cats and Dogs
A trip to the vet’s office has never been one of your pet's favorite experiences. It generally involves a stressful car ride to an unfamiliar place. At-home euthanasia can be a great gift for your pet in their time of need. In the comfort of your own home, you are free to create a calm, soothing atmosphere by dimming the lights, playing quiet, familiar music, and lighting candles. The experience should be as peaceful as possible. Doing these things can give you a greater sense of control in a difficult time, and allow a more peaceful experience for everyone involved.
When the time comes, Dr. Knasiak will come to your home to help you say goodbye to your pet. After meeting with you and your family, he’ll administer a series of 2 injections to your pet: The first injection is a sedative that will cause your pet to become very calm, sleepy and comfortable within 2-5 minutes. This injection is painless and does not require any restraint. When you and your pet are ready, Dr. Knasiak will administer the final injection, which is a concentrated barbiturate solution. Within several seconds the animal will lose consciousness and the body's functions will gently slow down and stop.
Following home euthanasia, many pet owners choose to have their pet's remains individually cremated (private cremation) and returned to them. Dr. Knasiak trusts and recommends St. Morris Crematory in Seattle for this service. They specialize in individual pet cremation. Non-private cremation is also available. Dr. Knasiak can transport your pet's remains directly to the crematory following euthanasia. Individually cremated remains can be picked up by owners from Dr. Knasiak’s office or delivered to your home in 14 days, in a simple container or decorative urn. In non-private cremation, your pet’s remains will be cremated with other animals, and their ashes cannot be returned. Also, burial at home is an option open to all owners. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, Please call Dr. Knasiak at 206-225-0463.