Peaceful Compassionate Euthanasia

Peaceful & Compassionate Euthanasia in Philadelphia

Ensuring Your Cat Is Treated with Dignity & Respect

The decision to euthanize is often the most difficult decision a cat owner has to make. Sadly, most cats do not peacefully pass away from old age in the comfort of their own home. Cat owners must strike the delicate balance between waiting too long and risk having their cat be in discomfort, or deciding too soon and wondering if they’ve deprived themselves and their cat of even a day or two more of a comfortable life.

At The Cat Doctor, we understand the concerns and emotions our clients experience when faced with this difficult decision. Our veterinarians can help guide you in assessing your cat’s quality of life. We offer gentle, compassionate euthanasia here in our office during regular appointment times, or if you prefer, it can be scheduled ahead of time in your home as a house call.

During this difficult time, turn to The Cat Doctor for euthanasia services in Philadelphia. Contact us today at (215) 515-0080.

When Is It Time?

Euthanasia is always a difficult decision, and there is no right answer as to when the perfect time may be; however, our trained veterinary team is here to help guide you through the process. It is always better to plan and discuss the euthanasia process with your veterinarian before the time comes. Euthanasia is meant to allow your cat to pass without pain or anxiety.

One way to help gauge when the right time is through monitoring your cat’s good days and bad days. If the bad days outnumber the good ones, it may be time to sit down and discuss the situation with one of our veterinarians. We recommend keeping a log or a journal to record your observations and then share them with our team.

Emergency Situations

Sometimes, problems arise in the middle of the night or on weekends when our hospital is closed. You and your cat deserve immediate attention when you are facing an emergency. If we are closed, and you are in a situation that can’t wait until we open, we recommend going to:

If we are closed during a non-emergency, we recommend Lap of Love which can perform euthanasia in your home:

To learn more about this difficult procedure, reach out to our cat veterinarians in Philadelphia today at (215) 515-0080.

What Makes Us The Right Choice.

The Cat Doctor of Philadelphia
  • Certified Cat Friendly Practice

    The Cat Doctor is proud to be certified as a Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), we have the correct training to take care of your cat better than anyone.

  • Specialized in Cats

    We are a group of highly specialized veterinarians and staff providing excellent comprehensive and compassionate care exclusively for your feline family members.

  • AAHA-Accredited

    The Cat Doctor is part of an exclusive group of veterinary hospitals that has received accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), we hold ourselves to a higher standard of care.

Does Your Kitty Need Attention?

Real Stories from Real Owners

  • “They saw all 3 of my cats at once and they were so kind and helpful!”

    - Katharine D.
  • “I would definitely recommend anyone to check them out. I will be returning.”

    - Kristen V.
  • “We had a house call for our two cats and this was the best vet experience that the cats and I have ever had!”

    - Margaret D.