Ask Dr. Dobson: Cat Euthanasia

I have a seven year old cat who keeps getting anal gland infections, I have been unemployed since January and I can’t afford the cost of surgery, or to get his glands expected and given antibiotic every couple of months.  I don’t think I can deal with the cat anymore and I am considering putting him to sleep.  I wanted to know how much you change for euthanasia and disposal.  Or if you know of anyone who could place a cat with a health problem.



It is recommend you bring your cat in for an exam.  At that time, our doctor will be able to determine if this is something he/she feels if euthanasia is the best option for your pet.   If we have not seen your pet, a physical exam must be performed before euthanasia is considered.  An exam is $40.00 and the cost of the disposal fee will vary.  We understand that cost is an issue for most families, however, we feel this is something you should discuss in person with our veterinarian.

Also, you may consider checking Best Friends Animal Shelter located in Kanab, Utah.  They are a no kill animal shelter and do their best to provide a safe comfortable environment until it is placed in a loving home where they will receive the best care possible.

Thank you
RiverWoods Pet Hospital

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