Serving 100-mile radius of Milwaukee: Racine, Kenosha, Fond du Lac, Madison and more…
- Drive Time, Home Visit Time, Sedation, Euthanasia $300
- Body Transport, Cremation, Nothing Returned ADD $100-$150
- Body Transport, Cremation, Ashes Returned ADD $300-$350
- Optional Clay Paw Print and/or Fur Clipping by request FREE
Call Pet Loss At Home Wisconsin
- Have your zip code ready (for example 53089)
- Dr. Alli Troutman is here to help.
- We service a 100-mile radius of Lake Geneva including Kenosha, Racine, Oak Creek, Franklin, New Berlin, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Menomonee Falls, Glendale, Mequon, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Madison, Janesville, Beloit, and more…
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How To Prepare For A Home Visit With Pet Loss At Home:
- A home visit usually lasts 60 minutes.
- Please set aside a box of Kleenex for tears, a food distraction for dogs (ice cream, chicken, ham, cheese, peanut butter), two large bath towels that can get peed on and a very large blanket or bed sheet that the vet can keep. Please arrange for 1-2 family members or friends or neighbors to help lift the dog stretcher out to the padded bed in the vet’s vehicle.
- Signature and payment are handled first. Cash or check (made out to the mobile vet’s name) are preferred. Credit card available with free processing.
- The goodbye setting can involve friends, family, neighbors, Skype, FaceTime, other pets, candles, quiet music, dim lighting, flowers, photos, telling stories, sharing fond memories, kleenex and towels/soft blankets/pillows. Most home visits take place inside the home on the floor, couch, or bed or in the yard on blankets. Meeting at a beach or park is an option.
- The most painLESS euthanasia method requires sedation first using the smallest needle possible in the most comfortable under the skin location. Don’t ever let your pet be catheterized or euthanized without sedation first. Sedation completely eliminates and avoids a painful vein failure nightmare.
- The euthanasia process works as a massive anesthesia overdose and is started with a sedative injection. Most pets hold still for this administration, some squirm a little, some vocalize from the pressure of liquid going under the skin. A food distraction can work very well here for some dogs (ice cream, chicken, ham, cheese, peanut butter) and even cats (milk, tuna). If you are worried about your pet’s sensitive personality, chronic pain overload or unstable failing medical condition, the vet can discuss that with you.
- Once your pet is unconscious and under anesthesia, then a back leg vein is used for the final overdose. Accomplishing unconscious anesthesia first guarantees that your pet will not feel or experience or know about any painful vein issue. Please be aware that open eyes and quicker breathing are normal to see at death.
- Please request a clay paw print and/or fur clipping if desired. Those keepsakes are free and optional.
- You can keep your pet’s body at home with you or the vet can take the body and arrange for cremation service. The vet’s vehicle has a large padded bed in the back and comes equipped with a stretcher. Please arrange for 2 – 4 family members or friends or neighbors to help lift the stretcher. There are two options for cremation: group/no ashes saved OR private/yes ashes saved/returned to you via personal delivery or shipping. Return usually takes 1-2 weeks. Rush cremation/return can be arranged. You can also attend/view the cremation.
- There are issues to be aware of that are out of our control when it comes to working with elderly animals that are riddled with failing body parts. Cats are often more difficult to work with by nature than dogs. When it comes to the sedative injection, many cats are reactive and not the most cooperative by nature. Using the smallest needle possible in the most comfortable under the skin location is very helpful but not a guarantee that the sedation injection with go perfectly smoothly. Because every pet we are working with is overwhelmed with old age deterioration, debilitation, failure, and often cancer, it’s not uncommon to see some more dramatic body reactions while the failing body attempts to process the sedative drugs. For example, a seizure can occur when cancer has spread to the brain, muscle tensing or tremors or twitching can occur when blood salt levels are unbalanced, and quicker breathing or vomiting can occur as well. The vet’s explanations during the home visit will help prepare you for what is going to happen. It’s very important that we manage your expectations of what is medically realistic when working with a failing pet’s painful and debilitated body. Keep in mind, we are doing everything medically available to minimize pain and maximize peace by sedating first using the smallest needle possible in the most comfortable under the skin location. Most euthanasias are relaxed, quiet, peaceful fading. Some involve more dramatic body reactions because the body is in such unstable failure from old age and cancer.
Alternative Mobile Vets During Times Dr. Alli is booked or unavailable:
Dr. Melissa Gallick 262-210-1167
Dr. Niqole Varani 262-623-6231
Dr. Barb Rossi 414-352-8049
Dr. Monica Inniss 414-303-2504
Dr. Tom Kruske 414-305-4198
Dr. Ann-Marie Schmid 262-995-3173
Dr. Dionne Harrell Waters 262-649-6628
Dr. Sandy Miller 262-534-9392
Dr. Bob McClanahan 414-434-7035
Dr. Katie Hilst 608-347-1897
Dr. Carrie Donahue 608-620-4729
Dr. Kristi Arnquist 608-695-1110
Dr. Amanda Pike 608-622-1963
Dr. Lisa DeMumbrum-Lee 608-441-8579
Dr. Karen Bryant 608-335-5777
Doc Shambow 608-743-1473
Dr. Ann Plata 608-575-1047
Dr. Elaine Burkhart 608-423-7260