In-Home Pet Euthanasia – Palos

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In Home Vet Services

For dogs and cats in Palos, IL.

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Palos Pet Euthanasia At Home

Palos Pet Euthanasia At Home

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End of Life Pet Care

VIP Vet Visit is a mobile vet practice in Palos Heights, Palos Hills and Palos Park (serving zip codes: 60463, 60465 & 60464). We also travel to other local cities in the south Chicago suburbs. Our house call veterinarians provide end of life services for dogs and cats, including hospice care, euthanasia and cremation, in the comfort of your home.

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Pet Loss Resources in Palos

Pet Loss Resources in Palos

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Ethos Counseling Group – (708-329-8991) – 9300 W 107th St, Palos Hills, IL 60465 (in St. Luke’s Church)

Ethos Counseling Group is there to help you find a way when you are lost or the way seems too long or challenging.  They are ready to meet you today with encouragement and support at any stage of life, and they will work with you to find a bright future outside Ethos door.

Associates in Professional Counseling – (708-448-0884) – 7804 W College Dr #2NE, Palos Heights, IL 60463

Associates in Professional Counseling (APC) is a faith-based practice with counselors having a solid background in scriptures, prayer and Christian faith.

Grief Therapists in Palos – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

Moraine Valley Church Group – (708-385-8604) – 6300 West 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL 60463

GriefShare has a support group in Palos Heights that meets weekly for 13 weeks to help you cope with the loss of a loved one and move toward rebuilding your life. Their sessions are divided into 3 parts: video seminar with experts, support group discussion with focus and personal study/reflection.

There is a registration fee of $18 that covers the cost of the workbook.

The Children’s Farm at The Center – (708-361-3650) – 12700 Southwest Hwy, Palos Park, IL 60464

The Children’s Farm is a large organization that has many different initiatives, programs, and special events. They are always looking to add volunteers to their staff who are interested in supporting their programs and interacting with the public. Whether you want to volunteer one-time, or you want to volunteer all the time, they would love to have your help. There is no prior farm experience necessary, and they offer volunteer training sessions regularly.

PetSmart – Adopt a local dog or cat near Palos through Petsmart Charities. Conduct an online search:

Adoptable Dogs Near Palos – or – Adoptable Cats Near Palos

Adopt-a-Pet.com – A non-profit, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) adoption advertising charity and North America’s Largest Non-Profit Pet Adoption Website:

Adoptable Dogs Near Palos – or – Adoptable Cats Near Palos

Ethos Counseling Group – (708-329-8991) – 9300 W 107th St, Palos Hills, IL 60465 (in St. Luke’s Church)

Ethos Counseling Group is there to help you find a way when you are lost or the way seems too long or challenging.  They are ready to meet you today with encouragement and support at any stage of life, and they will work with you to find a bright future outside Ethos door.

Associates in Professional Counseling – (708-448-0884) – 7804 W College Dr #2NE, Palos Heights, IL 60463

Associates in Professional Counseling (APC) is a faith-based practice with counselors having a solid background in scriptures, prayer and Christian faith.

Grief Therapists in Palos – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

Moraine Valley Church Group – (708-385-8604) – 6300 West 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL 60463

GriefShare has a support group in Palos Heights that meets weekly for 13 weeks to help you cope with the loss of a loved one and move toward rebuilding your life. Their sessions are divided into 3 parts: video seminar with experts, support group discussion with focus and personal study/reflection.

There is a registration fee of $18 that covers the cost of the workbook.

The Children’s Farm at The Center – (708-361-3650) – 12700 Southwest Hwy, Palos Park, IL 60464

The Children’s Farm is a large organization that has many different initiatives, programs, and special events. They are always looking to add volunteers to their staff who are interested in supporting their programs and interacting with the public. Whether you want to volunteer one-time, or you want to volunteer all the time, they would love to have your help. There is no prior farm experience necessary, and they offer volunteer training sessions regularly.

PetSmart – Adopt a local dog or cat near Palos through Petsmart Charities. Conduct an online search:

Adoptable Dogs Near Palos – or – Adoptable Cats Near Palos

Adopt-a-Pet.com – A non-profit, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) adoption advertising charity and North America’s Largest Non-Profit Pet Adoption Website:

Adoptable Dogs Near Palos – or – Adoptable Cats Near Palos

Euthanasia Appointment Overview

One of our veterinarians will travel to your home (serving Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park and other neighboring south Chicago suburbs), so you and your pet can remain in a peaceful, comfortable and private environment. All of your love and focus can be directed towards your furry family member during this emotional time. The entire appointment is typically 1 hour long, which gives us the opportunity to work at a relaxed pace without rushing through any part of the process. 

Your veterinarian will begin the appointment by providing an overview of the euthanasia procedure. They take as much time as you want to discuss any of your questions or concerns. The entire process is individually tailored towards your preferences, interest level and comfort.

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Once you are ready for the procedure to begin, your pet will receive a sedative under the skin that consists of a pain-reliever mixed with a heavy sedative to help them feel calm and comfortable. As the sedative takes effect, usually within a few minutes, you can typically notice your pet’s pain slip away as they continue to relax.

Once you and your pet are relaxed and at peace, we give you as much time as desired to share one last memory together. After receiving your permission to proceed, we then administer a second injection with an overdose of anesthesia that will typically make your pet go to sleep within 60 seconds.

Lastly, a third injection of angel juice is administered that first effects their brain and respiratory center. This rapidly stops their breathing before stopping their heart and giving them their angel wings.

The entire process is very peaceful for your beloved family member. After your pet has passed, you can continue to spend as much time with them as needed. As a memorial keepsake, we offer a clay paw print for you to keep after your final goodbye, along with a personalized glass jar containing a lock of your pet’s hair – free of charge. If cremation is elected, we transport your pet out of the home in a custom carrier lined with fresh rose petals and can include their favorite toy or blanket.

 

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Meet Your Palos Vet

Dr. Karie Anne Johnson Mobile Vet for VIP Vet Visit

Dr. Karie is a house call vet in Palos who provides at home euthanasia for dogs and cats, as well as in home hospice care and quality of life consultations. She graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana where she completed her undergraduate studies and received her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After developing a special interest in providing families with the best end of life care for their pet, she became certified in Companion Animal Euthanasia through CAETA.

Dr. Karie believes that an at-home euthanasia allows for calm, intimate and cherished final moments between pets and their families. She strives to help families through this difficult time with conversations about quality of life, disease processes, hospice care options and the final act of euthanasia. When it comes time to say goodbye, Dr. Karie wants to help each pet parent honor their pet’s life in the most peaceful and compassionate way possible.

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