When making the difficult decision to say goodbye it helps to prepare yourself by understanding the process and the emotions that are connected at this sad time.
I’ve helped many families in Doncaster with the loss of their pet and the common emotion along with deep sadness and loss is guilt. These pet parents have nothing to feel guilty about. Letting a loved pet go is a final unselfish act that alleviates suffering. Only a family that has loved with a pet can understand and make the time right for the pet and themselves. I set up the home visit service especially to be able to carry this out where families and the pet feel more comfortable and private and don’t feel rushed or adding more strain.
So i’m here to talk you through the unfamiliar, unknown and manage your expectations.
My thoughts on what I’ve seen that work well for pets and owners:
There’s resources on how children handle grief and how to help that I’ll write about, simple wording, showing emotion and honesty are all important.https://www.bluecross.org.uk/pet-loss-support-children-missing-my-friend
The setting is where you feel comfortable, whether that is in the garden, on the sofa or in your arms. The decision should always be your choice.
I like to give a medication which will sedate and relax the pet before the final injection is given. This can make the process much smoother.
Understanding what will happen afterwards can be explained prior so the passing of urine, the few big breaths are not as worrying.
Some clients like to have time before or while the pet is sedated, others like to spend time after they have passed.
There are many options that you can choose.
I hope that you have found these points useful.
Your cat or dogs passing can be pain-free, stress-free and in familiar surroundings with Pet Home Euthanasia and End of Life Care in Doncaster.
Find our more about this service here.
If you would like to ask more questions or need support please feel free to call me to talk.