Euthanasia is very sad and can be a difficult choice for pet owners to make. However, when that choice has to be made we will be there to support you through it. Don’t be afraid to ask your vet any questions, they will be more than happy to take time to answer any concerns you have, it is sometimes comforting to know what to expect.
Euthanasia can be carried out in the practice or as a home visit. If you request a home visit we will try to arrange a mutually convenient time. Please contact the practice to discuss your home visit requirements, we will always try to accommodate your wishes. However, it is not always possible to achieve this every time.
There are different options available to you after your pet has passed away, please see some of the suggestions below:
You may take your pet home with you for a home burial.
Scatter tube: This a simple yet ideal way to scatter your pet’s ashes in their favourite place.
Casket: This is an elegant carved casket which will come with a brass name plate.
Urn: This is a beautiful pottery urn which will come with a name tag.
Coping with the loss of your pet: Please read our information page here for help and advice.
Paws to Listen: A support phone line which can allow you to speak with a trained volunteer after the loss of your pet, to help you cope with your grief. The Paws to Listen service is available on 0800 024 94 94 Monday – Friday, 9am - 5pm.
Cats Protection: The charity Cats Protection has range of supporting resources on their website.