The best method of putting a cat to sleep at home, according to Home Pet Euthanasia of Southern California, is hiring a veterinarian to perform the procedure by IV. The organization does not recommend that individuals perform euthanasia on their pets without the help of a veterinary professional.
Cats become anxious and stressed during the placement of an IV, so it is better for them to be sedated medically before euthanasia, says Home Pet Euthanasia of Southern California. Additionally, cats who are sick with conditions that cause weight loss or dehydration make IV placement a long and difficult process. Because sedation makes the process more humane, the most recommended method of home euthanasia requires a vet with the correct medications.