Saying goodbye to your pet
We understand how distressing losing a beloved pet can be, whether it is sudden, or a decision must be made to say goodbye. We are here to help you every step of the way.
One of the most difficult decisions a pet owner may have to make is whether, or when, to have their pet put to sleep. However, when a pet’s quality of life has become so badly affected as to raise the question of whether euthanasia should be performed, it can also be one of the kindest decisions that an owner can make on their pet’s behalf.
Most often the decision to opt for euthanasia is made when pain or disability has deprived the animal of the quality of life it deserves, and where the problem either cannot be treated or where a decision has been made not to give treatment. In cases such as those of chronic disease or when a pet is very old, the decision is often not only a medical one but also depends very much on the individual animal. In such circumstances an owner may well know better than we do when the time has come for their pet to be put to sleep.
We are always willing to perform euthanasia at home and can usually arrange a visit at a time to suit you and your family. Please discuss this with any of our team. Do bear in mind that we might not be able to come out at very short notice.