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How long does the euthanasia procedure take?

Most home euthanasia visits last about an hour, but this can vary depending on your specific needs as well as your pet’s response to sedation. While the sedative drugs used will be chosen specifically for your pet’s size, health status, and temperament, the effect of those drugs can still vary greatly between animals. Some pets will be asleep within five minutes, while others may take 20-30 minutes or even require further sedation to become relaxed enough to proceed. Patience is key to making the whole process as stress-free as possible for your pet, so this process is not rushed and can be tailored to each individual animal.