Saying good bye to our beloved pets after years of loyal companionship has to be one of the most difficult aspects of pet ownership. We always aim to help you and your pet navigate this process with kindness and compassion, and do everything in our power to ensure their passing is stress-free, gentle, and painless.

Please do contacts in advance if you wish to discuss anything about the process, from how to know when it’s time, the procedure itself, or cremation options afterwards. We can also discuss hospice-type care where that is appropriate (please ask to speak to Dalya for any hospice-related queries).

If your dog or cat finds car travel or being placed into a carrier stressful, we can prescribe some mild sedatives or anxiolytics for you to administer at home prior to coming in. We’ll talk you through the process of what will happen during the euthanasia appointment, making sure there are no surprises, and that you can remain with your pet throughout* the process if you wish. Dogs and cats will be heavily sedated, and small mammals, birds and reptiles anaesthetised, prior to the final injection, ensuring they feel no fear or pain.

We can provide the euthanasia service at your home by prior arrangement, and usually need at least 2-3 days advance notice. Where that notice period is not possible, you may wish to consider Cloud9 Vets, who are a purely home visiting euthanasia service and are likely to be able to come to you at short notice. We have had uniformly excellent reports from our clients about their compassion and kindness.

Loss of a pet can cause significant distress so please do talk to us if you are struggling, and we shall do our best to help and guide you in any way we can.

If you need additional support, the Blue Cross, RSPCA and the Ralph website all provide helpful
bereavement resources, including a telephone support service.

*Unfortunately due to health and safety aspects of gas anaesthesia, you may not be able to be present for the whole appointment with small mammals, birds, and reptiles, but we shall make sure you have as much time as you need to say good-bye.

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