Euthanasia

This is the most difficult decision to make for a loved pet and also the most important. As pet owners ourselves, we understand the heartache in trying to choose a ‘right time’ and we are here to advise and support you.

It is out of our love for these important furry members of our family that we turn to euthanasia to give our pets a release from their suffering.
There is never a ‘right time’ for those left behind but it is a last kindness we can give to those unable to enjoy life any more.

Animal euthanasia is performed with an anaesthetic drug, usually injected into the vein, so that the pet goes peacefully to sleep. Your vet is able to tailor this for your animal so that sedation can be administered first if appropriate, to ensure there is minimal stress for you and your pet during this emotional time. Your vet is best placed to answer any questions or concerns you have about the procedure.

We are often able to come to your home but please discuss this with us as there are additional costs involved and it may not be appropriate for certain circumstances.

http://www.bluecross.org.uk/1742/Pet-loss.html

You can take your pet home for burial or we offer a cremation service.

We are also able to arrange for Dignity, a member of The Association of Private Pet Cemeteries & Crematoria, to collect your pet for individual cremation and give you many options from carved caskets to memorials.

The grieving period can be difficult and painful but it is important to remember and commemorate your pet and celebrate the love and memories you shared. Though their lives are shorter than we would like, we must steal ourselves to allow them a peaceful and dignified goodbye.

Our vets are able to visit you and your pets at home if appropriate, but many circumstances do require attendance at our Surgeries for optimum care. In the event we do come out there is a journey charge depending on your distance from the Surgery.