The death of a pet is never easy, but understanding when and why it may be time to say goodbye can help pet parents make peace with the decision.
While each pet is different, quality of life considerations are the paramount concern for every animal we treat at Kremer Veterinary Services. Is your pet no longer well enough to participate in favorite activities, such as eating, playing fetch, or jumping up to look out the window? If so, these declines may indicate that the time is right to consider the humane act of euthanasia. Ultimately, each member of our veterinary team shares the same goal: to spare pets from prolonged suffering.
Because this can be a stressful and confusing time, we make sure pet parents are well aware of the options for euthanasia. Whether you’re calling to schedule an appointment or arriving at the hospital on the day of the procedure, everyone from our veterinarians to our
receptionists are at the ready to answer any questions which may arise. Each member of the KVS team is committed to making sure pet parents have access to the knowledge they need to make the most informed decisions.
Our large exam room offers a comfortable setting, and pet parents are given the option to accompany their pets into the room or to remain outside during the procedure. Your veterinarian will take time to explain exactly what will take place in order to eliminate any lingering concerns. Because most patients are sedated prior to the administration of the euthanization solution, they feel no pain. And while the procedure takes just minutes, owners are invited to spend as much time as they need to say their goodbyes.
If you’d prefer that your pet be euthanized in a more personal setting, we are also available for home euthanizations. We understand this is a very difficult time for pet parents, and we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs.
Our fair and transparent pricing is based on weight and cremation options, which include communal, partitioned, and private cremations.
If you opt only for euthanasia, the costs are as follows:
• 25-49 lbs $67.31
• >50 lbs 75.91
If you opt to have euthanasia with communal cremation in which your pet’s ashes are not returned to you, the costs are as follows:
Additionally, private cremation prices are available upon request.
Our cremation service, Metro, assigns pet ID tags to each patient
Help Save Pets was originally founded as the Humane Society of Plainfield in 2000. Since then we have placed over 14,000 animals into loving homes. Each one of these animals was given shelter, food, medical aid and vaccinations and time to find the right home. Our doctors mended mutilated limbs and cured many illnesses so that these animals could get a second chance at good lives. We have grown and now operate out of 6 locations, not all of them in Plainfield. In 2008, we changed our name from the Humane Society of Plainfield to Help Save Pets, still HSP.
Dr. Tony Kremer owns 8 veterinary hospitals in the Chicagoland area and two in Ohio. He is the founder of Help Save Pets, an animal shelter which has saved more than 14,000 pets since 2000. Dr. Tony’s knowledge, insight, and advice are shared regularly with major media outlets across the nation and in the third largest market. Dr. Tony is also a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Public Education Committee that routinely gets the word out about responsible pet ownership.