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It’s not a topic many of us like to discuss but unfortunately we all may face it at some point in our pet’s life.
We all hope that when the time comes our much loved pet will pass away peacefully and quietly in their sleep one night but this doesn’t always happen and it leaves us with a difficult decision.
It’s never easy but there are a few questions you can ask yourself to help make the decision:
- Is your pet still enjoying life?
-Is his/her quality of life good?
-Is there treatment available that will give a good chance of recovery to a nearly normal life?
You can also ask for a medical opinion of your pet’s health. This may assist you in making a decision.
If you decide it is time we can organise to do this in clinic or in the comfort of your own home.
Euthanasia is performed by one of our veterinarians with the owner’s consent. An overdose of anaesthetic is injected intravenously and your pet passes away very quickly without pain and distress.
before going ahead prepare yourself to make the procedure less traumatic. What do you want to do with him/her after?
There are a few options you have:
You can choose to bury your pet in your back yard but this can be a difficult job.
We have a wonderful burial company that will come to our clinic, they hold special environmental program to bury your pet in a restricted tree planting area to promote a healthier environment.
The final option is cremation this service is becoming more popular amongst owners so they can remember their loved pet. Each pet is cremated individually and there ashes are returned in a Receptacle of your choice.
Some other questions you may wish to think about before making the decision to have your pet euthanased are:
Should I stay with my pet when it is being euthanased?
Should my children come with me? (If applicable)
What will I tell my children?
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING EUTHANASIA OR BURIAL, PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO DROP IN OR PHONE THE CLINIC. WE UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NOT AN EASY DECISION TO MAKE AND WE ARE HERE TO HELP.