We've known our girl has cancer for a little while so I've been 'saving up' for the costs (we have pet insurance which has covered the rest of her treatment) but the time has come now I think, and though I know money should be the last thing on my mind I can't help worrying about it too
Where I work we charge £45 to put to sleep and the cat to be sent to cremate - this will not have ashes returning to you however. We will usually wait for payment no problem. If however you want ashes returned, then the costs are split between us and the crematorium, and are more - about £30 for our part and approx £100 for the crematorium for a cat. You need to pay the crematorium before they will release the ashes back to the surgery for collection however. Policy may vary between practices and different crematoria. I would suggest you call your surgery and talk to them about it so there are no surprises on the day.
Sorry - just read your post again - your dog obviously, not your cat.
The costs will vary according to size of the dog. My labrador was about £160 for crematorium costs for an individual cremation earlier this year. Vet fees would be from £30-60 where I work for the euthanasia part.
Thank you all so much for the replies, my girl was put to sleep last night...in fact I'm going to start another thread about it.....
But thank you all for the advice, I didn't have to pay anything at the time, in fact they seemed to think it'd be covered on the insurance? But either way at least I have time, though as I say I feel awful thinking about money at such a horrible time